SPARTA - Donald Strohsahl, 72, of Sparta, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Newton Medical Center.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 8, 1940. He graduated from Brooklyn Poly Prep Country Day School in 1958, received his B.A. from Lehigh University in February 1963 and his MBA from Pace University in June 1975. Donald joined the New York Army
National Guard in January 1964 as a proud member of the 69th Regiment (Fighting Irish) and remained in the 42nd Infantry Division (Rainbow) until 1982. He then joined the United States Army Reserves, and later was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in August 1967. Subsequently, he was promoted to First Lieutenant, Captain and Major, and then retired from the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in the year 2000. Donald served at the Pentagon during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
He was a NYC Welfare Worker, then joined Prudential Insurance Company, American Metals and The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He concluded his work history in the computer field from 1977-1994 at Ebasco Engineering Company at the World Trade Center in New York City.
His interests were the American Civil War, college football, swimming, boating and water and snow skiing. He was a member of Mensa, a life member of the Sparta Historical Society and was active at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Church, serving as a welcomer at Sunday Mass.
Donald was married to Marjorie Garzsik Langlinais in 1997.
He was predeceased by his parents, Meta (Thies) and Jack Strohsahl.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Marjorie; his stepson, Brett Langlinais, and wife, Wendy, of Keller, Texas, and their three children, Heather, Zachary and Gavin; and his stepdaughter, Gabrielle Langlinais, of Englewood, Colo., and her son, Henry. Donald also is survived by his sister, Jean Dorr, her husband, Jerry, and their son, Jeffrey, and his family.
Friends may call Friday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at St. Kateri Church, 427 Stanhope Road, Sparta, NJ 07871. Interment will follow at Sparta Cemetery.
In memory of Don and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Kateri Roman Catholic Church, 427 Stanhope Road, Sparta, NJ 07871.