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Alexis A. Strimbu

May 7, 1992 — March 27, 2023

New Philadelphia

Alexis Strimbu, a loving wife, mother, daughter, animal lover, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2023 following a sudden medical issue.

Born May 7, 1992 in Dover, she was the daughter of Robin A. Gollehon of New Philadelphia and the late Jeffrey Ray Watson.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 2010, Alexis continued her formal education at Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus where she obtained her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She worked for various veterinary clinics throughout the community before starting her current position as the Tuscarawas County pound keeper. Alexis loved serving the pets and her community in this position.

On October 7, 2017, she married the love of her life, Richard “Rick” F. Strimbu. Alexis was the proud mother of her sweet 9-year-old son, Mason, and her daughter, Addy, whom she fondly called “Baby Ging”. She was a competitive spirit, loving to play board games. She also loved gardening, working puzzles, shopping, playing tennis and golf and reading. Additionally, she was a “Swifty” always singing along to her favorite artist, Taylor Swift’s songs.

In addition to her husband and two children, Alexis will be deeply missed and forever cherished by her grandma, Nancy Copeland; her siblings, Steven Byers, Lacie McCue, Tre Hendricks, Brittany Meek, Justin Jenkins, Alicia Civiello, and Keith Riley; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Vanessa (fiancé, DJ) Strimbu, Steve McAbier, and Russ (Holly) Miller; and her parents-in-law, Rick (Patsy) Strimbu and Traci (Willie) Miller. Her family is completed by her best friend, Marynette Holmes and her pets, Honey, Eileen, Jasper and Callie.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandfather, Burt Copeland.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Pastor David VanDonge will lead a service celebrating Alexis’ life in the funeral home chapel on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. followed by burial in Schoenbrunn Meadows Cemetery at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Alexis’ memory may be directed to the Tuscarawas County Dog Pound, 1751 Tech Park Dr NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Rick always says, “You will forever be my favorite.”

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Alexis by visiting the funeral home website at www.GeibCares.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alexis A. Strimbu, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 31, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Linn-Hert Geib Funeral Home & Crematory - New Philadelphia

116 2nd St. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Linn-Hert Geib Funeral Home & Crematory - New Philadelphia

116 2nd St. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

2:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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