James Penn Strandberg
1988 - 2020
Strandberg, James Penn

October 25, 1988 - October 30, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. — James Penn Strandberg, 32, of Greensboro, N.C., passed away October 30, 2020. A private ceremony will be held for immediate family members.

Penn graduated from Weaver Academy for Performing & Visual Arts in 2007 with a concentration in classical guitar, at which he excelled. During his years at Weaver, he developed a passion for music composition. He devoted himself to this passion for the rest of his life, leaving behind a large catalog of music compositions. Penn will always be remembered by those who loved him for his gentle soul, sweet smile, keen intellect and abundant talent.

Surviving Penn are his parents, John and Mimi Strandberg of Greensboro; his brother Jace Strandberg (Tyson) of Greensboro; his sister Kathleen Welte (Christian) of Raleigh; his sister Julia Strandberg of Greensboro; his niece Spencer Welte of Raleigh; and his nephews Hayes Welte of Raleigh and Bodhi Strandberg of Greensboro.

Due to COVID-19, a private celebration of Penn's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Penn's memory to Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, P.O. Box 9737, Greensboro, N.C. 27429.

Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.

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Published by Greensboro News & Record on Nov. 20, 2020.
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My deepest condolences to your family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tricia Fisher
November 28, 2020
Deepest sympathy for your family. You all are in our thoughts.
Gil and Carol Vance
November 21, 2020
Jace Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your brother.
Mary Knesel
November 20, 2020
My deepest condolences to you Mimi, John and your family.My thoughts and prayers are with you.I was Penn´s Labor and Delivery Nurse and want to let you know I am thinking of you.I am so sorry for your loss.Susan Hager Allen RN
Susan Hager Allen RN
November 20, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the families
Doug Taylor
November 20, 2020
Penn is the kindest and most remarkable person I´ve ever known. His musical ability and sharp witted intellect were unmatched among any circles that we were a part of, but it was always his kindness that shone through the brightest. He had a knack for mischief, but was just as adept at getting out of trouble as he was getting into it - probably because of a sheer likeableness that´s undeniable to anyone that´s ever met him. Quiet by nature, but bold by action, especially as it pertains to friendship, Penn had a way of creating relationships that never ceased to amaze. There are people in life that you meet and instantly realize they are a cut above the rest, and for me, Penn has always been a cut above even those people. To Penn : For 32 years you created musical genius with limited resources here, I can´t wait to someday hear what you come up with now. Sending love always - JY
jonathan Yates
November 20, 2020
I'm so so sorry to hear about your loss. John, Mimi, Jace, Kathleen and Julia my deepest sympathies go out to you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Christopher LeClerc
November 20, 2020
There is nothing we can say except we are so very sorry to hear of your loss and we are praying for you and your family.
Jacky and Susan Cooke
November 20, 2020