Elizabeth 'Corky' Stroker, Retired Bethel Teacher, Dies at 64

Stroker worked in Bethel schools for 30 years.


Elizabeth A. "Corky" Stroker, 64, originally of Bethel, passed away surrounded by loving family and friends on Monday, October 8th at Danbury Hospital. Born on January 7, 1948 in Danbury, Corky was the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Elizabeth (Reardon) Trimpert.

A graduate of Central Catholic High School in Norwalk and Annhurst College in South Woodstock, Corky spent her career teaching at the Bethel School System. Retired after 30 years teaching, Corky spent recent years enjoying time with her grandchildren.

Corky will be missed by her son, Jon Stroker, her daughter in law Jen, and her grandchildren Gillian and Liam of Littleton, NH; her daughter, Sarah Stroker of San Francisco, CA; her brother, Michael Trimpert Sr., and his wife Ellen of Brandon, FL; two nephews, Michael Trimpert Jr., and his wife Keri and Patrick Trimpert as well as her niece, Kathleen Trimpert.

he family will receive friends between the hours of 4 and 7 PM on Friday, Oct. 12, at Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Mary's Church in Bethel. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Friends of Karen, P.O. Box 190, Purdys, NY 10578 or the Danbury Hospital Praxair Cancer Center, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.

Skip Clapp October 11, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Corky and family were great neighbors for many years in Bethel. She will be missed by many her family, friends and many former students.
Mike October 12, 2012 at 02:10 AM
I moved to Bethel in 6th grade and has Mrs. Stroker as one of my teachers while attending middle school at the current municipal center. Although she was tough, I will always remember that warm smile that she greeted the kids with every morning. My thoughts and prayers are with her family


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