Ralph Herbert Strickler, 68, a former resident of the Kent area, died Wednesday. Born in Rittman, Mr. Strickler had lived in Cuyahoga Falls since 1962. He retired as a lab supervisor from DuPont in 1985 after 30 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Marion; sons, Ralph (Deborah) of Cuyahoga Falls, Dennis (Barbara) of Malverne and Gary (Valerie) of Tallmadge; daughters, Holly LoCascio of Akron and Teresa (Tim) Noaker of Cuyahoga Falls; eight grandchildren; and brother, Roger (Maria) of Akron. There will be no calling hours. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the Cuyahoga Falls Emergency Medical Service Rescue Squad or the Visiting Nurse Hospice Care Center.