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Maria A. (Lana) (Barcinas) Stricker
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MARIA (LANA) A. (BARCINAS) STRICKER, age 84, of Houston, OH, passed away at 10:15 A.M. on Monday April 23, 2018 in her residence. She was born April 17, 1934 in Merizo, Guam, U.S.A. to the late Jesus and Gertrudis (Torres) Barcinas. She was a survivor of the Japanese Occupation of Guam during World War II, including the cultural and ethnic cleansing imposed by Japanese Imperial forces at the time. She graduated high school at the Academy of Our Lady in Guam before completing nursing school at The Mercy Hospital of the Sacred Heart Junior College in Charlotte, North Carolina. She married John Thomas Stricker April 19, 1959 in Piqua, OH. He preceded her in death November 14, 2017.

She is survived by two sons & daughters-in-law: Nathaniel & Gina Stricker, Delaware, OH, and Erik & Jessica Stricker, Cable, OH; three sisters & brothers in law: Elizabeth & Thomas Webb, Long Beach, CA, Marie & Rodger Cotting, Chevy Chase, MD, Dora Salazar, Tamuning Heights, Guam; one brother, Gil Barcinas, CA, two grandchildren: Tyler & Gabriel Stricker, Delaware, OH. She was preceded in death by one brother: Joseph Barcinas and one sister: Asencion DeLeon.

She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She worked as a nurse for 38 years at Dettmer Hospital, Upper Valley Medical Center, and retired from Springmeade Health Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua with Rev. Fr. Thomas Bolte Celebrant. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Academy of Our Lady of Guam, 233 Archbishop Flores Street, Hagatna, Guam, USA 96910.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.melcher-sowers.com.


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