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John Stritch Obituary
John Stritch

May 28, 1925 - June 12, 2014 John passed away peacefully at home with his wife and daughter at his side. "Knowing John Stritch was the experience of a lifetime. Being in his fascinating presence was always like being at a party. His sum was so much greater than the parts. Many people know that he was a "seven day wonder" and became a physician under the auspices of the U.S. Government Armed Forces during WWII, but he was really too compassionate to remain a doctor. John's creative inner soul broke through when his wife Jeanne presented him with a paint set while he was Esso's physician on Aruba. That was a new beginning. He literally circumnavigated the globe observing the work of artists from every culture. His signature work was related to that of David Smith and Richard Stankiewitz making something out of nothing junk! John Stritch's vision, however, was unique and humorous. A highly opinionated, very moral and extremely well read personality John could communicate intelligently on just about every subject. He spoke with conviction and large gestures and a booming voice that could not be ignored. His prolific sculpture and prints resonated with his enthusiasm. This world will be a lesser place without him." - Winifred Bell - A remembrance for John will be announced at a later date.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 15, 2014
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