AGE: 79 • Red Bank
Allen Strasburger, 79, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011. Allen was born in Flushing, N.Y. He was a graduate of Red Bank High School, Class of 1949. He graduated from New York University as a Phi Beta Kappa and received his Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin. In 1962, he was the founder of the anti-war movement in Monmouth County. He was a member and activist in progressive organizations, including the Workers World Party; International Action Center; Center for Cuban Studies; U.S./Cuban Labor Exchange; Communication Workers of America; Bluegrass and Old Time Music Assoc.; N.J. Group Against Smoking Pollution; American Atheists; Freedom from Religion Foundations, Red Bank Humanists, IFCO Pastors for Peace; The Peace & Equal Rights Committee and the Saturday morning anti-war vigil at Fort Monmouth. He was a social worker for the State of New Jersey (DYFS) and a part-time professor of English Literature at Monmouth University, W. Long Branch.
Allen is survived by a son, Steven and his wife, Ana of Germantown, Tenn.; two daughters, Annette Marinkovic of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Rhoda Russo and her husband, Robert of Haworth, NJ; two sisters, Amanda Porter of Bradley Beach, and Dorothy Argyros of Neptune; his beloved companion, Rev. Jackie Carr-Hamilton and her family, daughter and son-in-law, Felicia and Everett Cheavers and their children, Felice, Everett III and Dequan; and five grandchildren, Jason Allen, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Elizabeth Strasburger of Germantown, Tenn.; Christopher Robert and Matthew Thomas Russo of Haworth, NJ; and special friend, Valerie Carr of Gary, Ind.
The Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was entrusted with his arrangements. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 11, 2011.