April 8, 1940 – November 18, 2012
Donald Strohsahl passed away on November 18, 2012 at Newton Memorial Hospital. He was born in Brooklyn NY on April 8, 1940. He graduated Brooklyn Poly Prep Country Day School in 1958, received his BA from Lehigh University in February 1963 and his MBA from Pace University in June 1975. Donald joined the NY Army National Guard in January 1964 as a proud member of the 69th Regiment (Fighting Irish) and remained in the 42nd Infantry Division (Rainbow) until 1982. He then joined the United States Army Reserves, and later was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in August 1967. Subsequently, he was promoted to First Lieutenant, Captain, and Major and then retired from the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in the year 2000. Donald served at the Pentagon during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was a NYC Welfare Worker, then joined Prudential Insurance Company, American Metals, and The Federal Reserve Bank of NY. He concluded his work history in the computer field from 1977-1994 at Ebasco Engineering Company at the World Trade Center in NYC.
His interests were the American Civil War, college football, swimming, boating, and water and snow skiing. He was a member of Mensa, a life member of the Sparta Historical Society and was active at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Church, serving as a Welcomer at Sunday Mass. Donald was married to Marjorie Garzsik Langlinais in 1997.
He was predeceased by his parents, Meta (Thies) and Jack Strohsahl.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Marjorie, his step-son Brett Langlinais and wife Wendy of Keller, TX, and their three children, Heather, Zachary and Gavin, and his step-daughter Gabrielle Langlinais of Englewood, CO, and her son Henry. Donald is also survived by his sister Jean Dorr, her husband Jerry and their son Jeffrey and his family. Friends may call Friday, November 23, 2012 from 2-4, 7-9pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10am Saturday at St. Kateri Church, 427 Stanhope Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871. Interment will follow at Sparta Cemetery.
In memory of Don and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
St. Kateri Roman Catholic Church 427 Stanhope Road, Sparta, NJ 07871
- First Visitation: Friday, November 23, 2012
- Second Visiation: Friday, November 23, 2012
- Funeral Mass: Saturday, November 24, 2012
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February 15, 2013
Our condolences to the entire Strohsahl family on the passing of Don. Don was always a gracious presence at Saint Kateri Church where he served as a welcomer. His tremendous commitment to his family, his faith, and his country will be sorely missed.
Past Grand Knight
Saint Kateri Knights of Columbus
December 4, 2012
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:8. Marjorie, dear, long-time friend may you find comfort in God's love and peace in His faithfulness. Much love.....Carlo & Ann Clemente (Jacksonville, Florida)
November 26, 2012
Majorie-I was so sorry to hear about your loss-You are in my thoughts and prayers-love Ruth DeGraw
November 23, 2012
I am sorry for your loss. Don was a wonderful person and loved his wife very much. You will always be in my prays. Roseanne
November 22, 2012
Marjorie and family, please accept our love and sympathy at this time. What a wonderful man Don was. It was our pleasure to have known him. Love and prayers, Barb & Jerry Durham
November 20, 2012
May your Faith comfort you at this sad time.
Warm thoughts and heartfelt Sympathy.
November 20, 2012
Please accept our deepest sympthy in the loss of Donald. Jennie Sweetman
November 20, 2012
I know that Dan with his father and Gerry are remembering old times.
Dan was very special person and felt very fortunate when he meat Marjorie the love of his life.