Carl Strass

November 9, 2022

Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Carl S. Strass, 82, of Sandbridge, passed away at home on July 10, 2022. He had been struggling with many health issues.

Carl was born on September 9, 1939 to Belle and Otto Strass in the Bronx, New York. Carl graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. With a scholarship, he received a J.D. in Law at Syracuse Law School, where he graduated at the head of his class in 1964.

His first law job was an honorary appointment as law clerk to Judge Edmund Port in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in Auburn, N.Y. He later moved to the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington DC. He retired from government service in 1997.

Carl and his wife Elaine married in 1965 and had three children, Jill, Nina, and Rachel.

In retirement, Carl played bridge and achieved the Silver Life Master at The Bridge Club in Virginia Beach. He enjoyed friendships with diverse people in the community and doted on his cats. A generous host, Carl was gifted with an excellent sense of humor and a limitless supply of jokes and stories.

Carl was predeceased by his parents and daughter, Nina Strass, who passed in 2013. Carl is survived by his wife Elaine, his brother Alan Strass, and daughters Jill and Rachel.

The family requests donations be made in Carl’s name to a local animal shelter or house of worship.

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