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Arthur J. Strausser
November 22, 1943 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Arthur J. Strausser, of Maple Shade, passed away on February 6, 2024, at the age of 80. Born on November 22, 1943, in Ashland, PA, Arthur's life was a testament to the enduring power of love, dedication, and service. He leaves behind a legacy of warmth and generosity that will be cherished by all who knew him.
Arthur's journey through life was shared with his beloved wife of over 48 years, Geraldine (nee Murphy). Together, they built a family founded on love and resilience, raising their children Andrea McLeod and her husband Bruce, Erica Poinsett and her husband Josh, and mourning the loss of their son, Arthur John "AJ" Strausser. Arthur's joy was multiplied through his grandchildren, Justin, Jennifer, Christopher, Brianna, Nicholas, Michael, Jacob, Sydney, Kira, and William, and his three great-grandchildren, who brought him immeasurable happiness.
Arthur's sisters, Carol Keenan and her husband John, Elaine Ketner and her husband Jim, and the late Nancy Glatthorn, held a special place in his heart. His extended family of nieces and nephews will remember him as a guiding light in their lives.
A proud US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, Arthur's courage and commitment to his country were unwavering. After serving his nation, he continued a life of service as a Philadelphia Police Officer until his retirement. His dedication to his fellow veterans was evident through his long-time membership with the VFW Post 996 in Dushore, PA.
Arthur's interests were as diverse as his skills. A lover of music, he found joy in the melodies that filled his home and heart, especially Bill Joel. His passion for hunting was matched only by his reputation as a jack of all trades. There was no task too great or too small for Arthur to tackle, and he did so with a smile that could light up a room.
Arthur's life was a beautiful tapestry of the roles he cherished most: a devoted husband, a loving father, a doting grandfather, a loyal brother, and a steadfast friend. His legacy is not just in the lives he touched, but in the example he set of living a life full of purpose, love, and laughter.
Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation Saturday, February 10th from 2 to 4 pm at the Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, 33 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville. In lieu fo flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Samaritan Hospice (https://www.samaritannj.org/giving/donate-now)