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STRAUS--Oscar Schafer II. Dear friend and colleague, committed philanthropist, who believed his foundations had a responsibility to maintain their level of giving even in bad economic times that threatened their own assets. "Our grantees need the money now more than ever," he said. And that is just what we did! Love to his wife, Joan Sutton Straus, his son Oscar III, and to their families. Anne H. Lindgren, Board Member Guggenheim and Lavanburg Foundations

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 15, 2013
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