Mary Ellen Strawser

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Strawser Mary Ellen Strawser passed away July 28, 2013 in Vero Beach, Fl. She was raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received her college degrees from Saint Joseph's College (BA), Fordham University (Masters in Education), Nova University (Masters in Special Education). When she married she lived in Old Town Alexandria, VA and Upper Arlington, OH. The Strawser's moved to Coral Gables, FL in 1972. She was a Pride Specialist for Dade County Schools and Peer Counseling Program. She received National attention, highlighted by Newsweek Magazine article. Bob and Mary Ellen, moved to Vero Beach, FL in 1996 and are members of The Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, and Bent Pine Golf Club. Mary Ellen was Co-Founder of The Orchid Outreach Scholarship and The Orchid Employees Scholarships. She also served on the Board of Indian River Symphonic Association, Dollars for Scholars & Indian River Literary Society. Mary Ellen is survived by her husband of 55 years Robert; son, Christopher of Winter Park, FL. She was preceded in death by her son, Brook whom fought a good fight against Cystic Fibrosis. The family will receive friends at the MAEDER QUINT TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. HIGH ST. Friday 5-7 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Private Burial at Amanda Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814. To view and sign the on line register book, please visit

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Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home
1068 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 444-1185
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 1, 2013