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Joseph C. Strasser

Marlton, New Jersey

1940 - 2019 (Age 78)

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Joseph C. StrasserRear Admiral Joseph C. Strasser, US Navy (Retired) passed away from this life on Friday, June 21 in Voorhees, NJ. He was 78 years of age.He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Barbara Anne (Wagner), and three children, Joseph Charles Jr.(Shellaine Corwel), Andrew Blake...

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Dear Barbara and Family,
Gloria and I are deeply saddened by Joe's passing, we are sorry for your loss. On behalf of the Filipino-American Community in Newport, RI our condolence to the Strasser Family. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Rest in Peace Shipmate.

My deepest sympathies to Barbara and family on this saddest of occasions. I was fortunate to associate with Joe thru the Newport Council of the Navy League. Thought the world of he and Barbara then and still do! To me, Joe was the poster person for the expression "An Officer and Gentleman" I will always remember him as an icon of a Navy Admiral, and of he and Barbara as a classic and delightful team. God has a special place for him which he is rightly entitled to! God love you and...

Yesterday Joe's name came up un my mind, so I googled him and got this shocking news. He was a wonderful person and a good friend during the time in Kings Park West.
The memory: When I was working at NDU, Joe and some other Naval officers came into the building where I was. The moment he saw me, he left his group and came over to give me a big hug, which was possibly surprising from a "dignified" flag officer. That is my last memory of him , but a great one!

Admiral Strasser was on of the most dignified flag officers that I encountered during my twenty year Navy career. As a Petty Officer Second Class, while stationed at the Naval War College as a staff member (March 1988-March 1991), I had the honor of being awarded a letter of commendation (LOC) from the Admiral in October 1990 (picture attached). That LOC garnered me one additional point toward advancement on the following enlisted advancement testing cycle. As a result, I was advanced to...

My sincerest sympathy to Barbara and the entire Strasser -Wagner extended family. A Life Well Lead would be an understatement. He served us all with dignity, respect and honor. For that we are all grateful. Rest In Peace Admiral.

ON BEHALF OF THE NEWPORT, RI IRISH COMMUNITY CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE STRASSER-WAGNER FAMILY ON THE DEATH OF ADMIRAL JOSEPH C. STRASSER. WE THANK HIM FOR BEING THE GRAND MARSHALL OF OUR St PATRICK'S DAY PARADE ON 16MAR1991. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! MAY GOD HOLD JOSEPH, BARBARA, AND ALL THE FAMILY IN THE HALLOW OF HIS HAND.

CITY HISTORIAN, NEWPORT, RI

Guy and I were always so impressed with Joe's integrity and sincerity. He was exactly as he seemed - a true gentleman and a scholar - the very embodiment of the model military officer.
We will miss him dearly, but will always be grateful we knew him as a friend.
To Barbara and Family - our sincere sympathy and affection.
Guy and Cheryl Werner