William Franz Strakele
November 27, 1945 – October 13, 2018
Captain William Franz Strakele, 72, known to all as Bill, of Eastham, MA, (previously Morehead City, NC) passed away on October 13th, 2018 after a short illness. Bill was born in Brooklyn NY and worked for the US Department of the Navy before joining the New York City Police Department. He retired to Cape Cod in the late 1970’s to pursue his love of fishing. He was one of the first saltwater fly fishing guides of the Cape Cod area. The legacy of his love of fishing and the sea has been carried on by his sons.
Survived by his devoted wife, Carolyn Kane Strakele; their K9 Companion Schac, his four children, Kimberly, Billy, Joyce, Lucas, and their spouses Gino, Harry, and Dana; their mother Madelynanne Magill of Eastham and his grandchildren Christopher, Anneliese, Miranda, Aydin, and Hadley. Bill is predeceased by his son Sean Strakele, and stepsons Michael and Matthew Kane. Bill is also survived by his brother Robert Strakele, and wife Barbara; nephew Robert and wife Heather, great niece Amelia and many cousins.
Bill was also the loving stepfather to Carolyn’s children Carrie, Sallie, Courtney, and his step grandchildren Tom, Amanda, Savannah, Justin, Emmett, Braedon, Flannery, and Great Grandchildren Ava, Sawyer, and Sutton.
Family and friends are invited to a Mass to be held at St. Joan of Arc Church in Orleans, at 10:00am on Monday October 29, 2018.
- Funeral Mass Monday, October 29, 2018
William Franz Strakele
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October 28, 2018
I will miss you so much. I loved you and I thank you for being such a loving and devoted husband to my dear mother. Thank you a million times for putting up with all my youthful shenanigans and for all the concert tix you gave me when you were the Miller rep for Cape Cod. I loved you Bill and I will never forget you...the best damn saltwater fly fisherman on Cape Cod. A legend and a Patriot and retired NYPD. We bow our heads and remember all the fun and zany times back in the day. I loved you and Im sure you areo with Sean and Schac now....hittin the good spots for school bluefin and big old stripers. Love you forever, Court and of course Flannery who adored her Grampy Bumpie ❤❤❤❤❤Rest Peacefully now in the Beloved arms of Our Sweet Lord. You have gained your beautiful wings...no more pain...no more sickness...no more worry. Go get those big fish! I love you Bill!!!!!!
October 27, 2018
To the Strakele Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. May all the memories you shared give you peace.Joan
Karen Lenz Condren
October 22, 2018
When I was little, my parents (Frank & Rose Lenz) would not let us play with sparklers on July 4th. Bill showed up after work (he still worked as a cop at the time and we lived in Elmont, NY) and brought sparklers with him. We shot them off. I thought he was so cool. Condolences on his passing. I hope his memorial service brings closure to all. - Cousin Karen Lenz Condren