David Strano Jr.
Virginia Beach - David M. Strano Jr., 87, departed this world on Thursday evening September 28, to join his beloved wife, Margaret, of 65 years. His death came just 5 days after Margaret's. He passed peacefully at home.
Dave was known for his peaceful nature and generosity, and was named Mr. Congeniality by friends and family. He worked in the hospitality industry for over 55 years, was the first manager of the Mayflower Apartments on Pacific Avenue from 1957-1963. He attended Star of the Sea Church. He and Marge enjoyed tea dances at the Cavalier back in the day, the beach, and many cruises. He had a genuine love for people and life, and a smile and kind word for all. Dave's favorite phrase was,"Do it while you can".
In addition to his parents David and Concetta Jerson Strano, he is preceded in death by his wife Margaret (Patterson) Strano , four brothers and sister-in- laws: Joseph and Emma, Michael and Francis, George and Vilma,and Frank and Muffie Strano all of Ambridge PA,: also his sister and brother- in law, Kay and Floyd Russo of Sewickley, PA. He is survived by daughters Carolyn Strano, of Grandy, NC and Cheryl Strano-Allman of Virginia Beach, VA.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at Star of the Sea church on Pacific Avenue for both Dave and Marge at 11am on Friday October 6. Interment to follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park, 1110 N Great Neck Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Virginia Beach Rescue Squad.
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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Oct. 1, 2017.