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STRONG, Jonathan Of Wayland, died suddenly on June 11 as a result of an acute infection complicatd by an existing condition. Jon was born in Hanover, NH in 1934 and attended Hanover High School, Dartmouth College, Tuck Business School, and Harvard Law School. He was a retired Major in the USMC, and is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sonja (Taylor), their children, Eleanor Schoenberger, Katherine DeFoe, and Robert C. Strong II, and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Elizabeth Kent of Jackson, NH and Thomas Strong of New Haven, CT. Jon was a partner at Hill & Barlow, and Editor of the Massachusetts Will and Trust Manual. In 2003 he became Of Counsel to Ropes and Gray's Private Client Group. He was a Trustee of Newton Wellesley Hospital, Partners Continuing Care, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and a member of the Salvation Army's Greater Boston Advisory Board for twenty five years. Dartmouth College was very special to Jon and he was given the Alumni Award in 1984. In Wayland, he served on the Finance Committee for 9 years, chaired the Paine Estate Advisory Committee, and was active in the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Sudbury Valley Trustees. He was a hiker, skier, camper, handyman, and he had a fondness for Jeeps. Jon will be missed by all who knew him. Friends are encouraged to attend the Memorial Service on Thursday, June 23 at 1:00 PM at Trinity Church Boston in Copley Square. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of WAYLAND. For on-line condolences, please visit: www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com

Published in The Boston Globe from June 15 to June 19, 2011
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