Obituary: Patricia Strauss

obit-struessPatricia Strauss, 70, died peacefully at home on February 6, 2015.


Patti was born on December 3, 1944 in Binghamton, N.Y. to Julia and Patsy Scarano. She had three siblings – Anthony (Janet), Thomas (Margaret) and the late Elizabeth Scarano.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ira Strauss, the love of her life.

Patti graduated from Vestal High School in New York in 1962, then Rutgers University, N.J.

Patti was a longtime resident of Boca Grande, and was beloved by all those whose lives she touched.

Her passions included knitting, needlepoint, book club, baking sinfully delicious pecan pies, and grooming dogs. Patti could be seen daily running the bike path and walking the beach.

Her successful achievements in the stock market were legendary among her friends.

Patti will be much missed by her friends in Boca Grande and Schooley’s Mountain, N.J.