Mark Richard Strathy
April 10, 1953 ~ May 18, 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle, son and friend. Mark meant so much to so many people. He always had time to help and encourage family, students and friends. No one enjoyed having fun more than Mark. His quick wit and dry humor made him pure joy to be around.
Mark was born April 10, 1953 at Northgate Hospital to Lael and Donn Strathy with Grandma McAllister in attendance as head nurse. Mark graduated from Shorecrest high school in 1971. He earned his Fine Arts degree from U of W in 1976. Mark was an exceptionally creative and talented artist who recognized his calling early in life. Soon after graduation he packed his paint brushes and his paint stained wardrobe and moved to Brooklyn, New York. He earned his Masters in Fine Art from Brooklyn College in 1984. Mark soon started teaching art at Central Connecticut University splitting his time between Brooklyn and New Britain for many years.
Mark's gentle soul and generous spirit will be greatly missed by his family; parents Lael and Donn, sister Chris, brothers Mike and Dave, nephews Matthew and Erik, nieces Lauren, Julia, Sarah, Katelyn and fiance;e Elaine Tabol Byers as well as an extensive network of friends and family on both coasts and in Europe. We love Mark so much. His passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts. A memorial gathering will be announced soon. Please sign Mark's online Guestbook at www.Legacy.com