Steven Douglas Strauss
Steven Douglas Strauss

Steve Strauss, 52, of Toledo, passed away on July 20, 2018, while on vacation at his family summer home in Amagansett, Long Island.

Educated as a lawyer, Steve chose instead to follow his passion for Latin and the classics. He taught at Notre Dame Academy for over 20 years and will be remembered by colleagues and students as a dedicated educator and caring mentor.

Family and friends loved Steve for his compassion, kindness, boundless intellect, great wit, and enthusiasm for art, music, design, history, cuisine, literature, and travel. Steve's life was rich with curiosity, adventure, learning, and love; it has ended with gentle peace and dignity. He will be immeasurably missed.

Steve's greatest love was for his wife, Christine Fox, and children, Christopher and Anne Fox-Strauss (all of Toledo). He is also survived by his mother, Lois Strauss (New Jersey). The family will celebrate Steve's life in a private ceremony; no public service will be held.

In Steve's honor and in lieu of other remembrances, a memorial fund has been established:

View the online memorial for Steven Douglas Strauss

Published by The Blade on Jul. 29, 2018.
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I knew Steven during my days as a Latin teacher in Ohio. He was a man of good-humor, intelligence, and ethics. In the Greek world - we have a saying - May his memory be eternal. In Steven's case, through his family and friends, his memory will be eternal.
Sterg Lazos
July 23, 2020
I am so saddened to hear of Steven's passing. He lived life to its fullest and although he will be missed his memory will be eternal. My thoughts and prayers are with his mother, his wife and his children.
August 13, 2018
I am stunned and shocked by this news. Steven was one of the finest Latin teachers in the state of Ohio. My Thoughts and Prayers go out to his family...
Robert White
August 13, 2018
Steve has been such a good role model for the students over these couple decades. He was a wise, refined and quiet presence for all who knew and worked with him. My sympathy and prayers are with his family.
Sr. Joanne Mary Frania, SND
August 3, 2018
I was a Latin student of Mr. Strauss for 2 years at NDA in 2000-2001. He was a wonderful, intelligent, fun teacher. I am so shocked and saddened to hear this news and I am keeping his family in my prayers. My deepest condolences.
Bethany Melroy
August 3, 2018
Sorry for your loss may God of all comfort bewith you all for courage to cope; 2 Thess 2:16-17

August 2, 2018
To Christine and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Please know, as your neighbors, we are here for you. May God bless you and your family. May Steve Rest In Peace.
The Hales Family
Karen Hales
August 1, 2018
Love & light to his family.
Michele Allison
July 31, 2018
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