Russell J. Strasser

Date of Death: 11/5/2017

Russell J. "Bud" Strasser, 84, Falling Waters, WV formerly of Patton, PA and Lanham, MD passed away November 5, 2017 at Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV. He was born February 25, 1933 in Patton. Bud was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Strasser (Despoy) and younger brother Gerald Strasser. He is survived by his loving wife Alice (Pillock) Strasser whom he married January 6, 1962; children Russell C. (Shery) Strasser, Crofton, MD; Carole A. (Doug) White, Clarksville, MD; Amy B. (Chris) Carey , McLean, VA; Susan M. (Ben) Strasser-Pogue, Frederick, MD; nine grandchildren Ashley (Nick) Harmon, Andrew White, Elizabeth White, Victoria Strasser, William Strasser, Aidan Carey, Hanna Carey, Hayleigh Strasser- Pogue and Louis Strasser-Pogue; two great grandchildren Allison and Damon Harmon. Bud was a 1951 graduate of Patton High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1958 and 1961-1962 during the Berlin Crisis and was in the Washington D.C. National Guard from 1963-1965. He worked as a Personnel Management Specialist and Officer for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and was responsible for judges and staff throughout the U.S. and its territories for over 25 years. He then went on to work and retire from the Corning Corporation in 1998. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Williamsport, Maryland where he was a lector and a member of the Liturgy Committee for 27 years. Bud loved trapshooting and was the former president of Prince George’s Rod and Gun Club and was a lifetime member of the American Trapshooting Association. He was a top ten trap shooter at the Grand American National Trap Shoot in 1979. He was an American Red Cross blood drive coordinator for the Administrative Office, U.S. Courts. In retirement he became a dedicated bicyclist on the C & O Canal, averaging 150 miles per week up to age 75. He was a history enthusiast, avid reader, swimmer, storyteller, enjoyed music, dancing, fishing and hunting, and was a lifetime member of the American Legion. Bud was a kind, considerate, loving person who had the ability to make everyone feel welcome and he was a wonderful listener. He loved spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren. Friends will be received from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Friday at Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Patton. Funeral Mass 1:00 pm Friday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton, PA by Benedictine Fathers. Committal St. Mary's Cemetery, Patton. Full military rites will be accorded by John White VFW Post 779 and Walter McCoy American Legion Post 614. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in Bud's name to Queen of Peace Catholic Church 907 Sixth Ave. Patton, PA 16668 or St. Augustine Catholic Church 32 East Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795 or the American Red Cross. (www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com)

 

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