East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery

5801 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ



January 29, 1999November 2, 2019

Ian Aaron STRAUSS was born on January 29, 1999 and passed away on November 2, 2019.


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Alan and Beth Strauss

November 9, 2019

Thank you for your thoughts, they are quite meaningful at this unbearable time.

To honor Ian, we ask that you consider making a donation in his name to the Therapeutic Ranch for Animals Kids (TRAK)

For those of you who missed his service, the picture is of the heart cloud that covered the moon while his cousins were remembering him.

Alan and Beth

Carmen Holubec

November 8, 2019

Alan and Beth,

No words can explain the pain I feel right now. Ian, my brother, my inspiration, and my role model. There will never be a day that passes that I won’t think of him. His spirit will forever live on in my soul. He was the best thing to happen to me, because in this life you can choose your family. And he will always be nothing less then that to me. I just wish I had more time with him. To tell him how much we all cared for him. I would replace myself for him so you guys won’t have to feel this type of sadness. No one deserves this. He had the brightest soul, the most caring person I knew even though sometimes he wouldn’t like to admit that. People like him truly never go away, and just know he’s looking over you right now. He always will be, no matter the distance, no matter if it’s in this life or the next. My deepest condolences. I’ll forever love him and hold him closest to my heart.
Forever and always

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November 8, 2019

To Ian's Parents,
I am so sorry for your loss. Ian was an amazing soul who was taken way too soon. I loved his personality, his humor, and how much he cared for animals and those around him, and how much he loved pulp fiction & it's always sunny in Philadelphia. I only knew him for less then a year, but he always was there for me when I needed it.. even if there was some sarcastic comments added. He was a beautiful soul, with such a unique personality. Many loved him, and will continue to love him. I know somewhere up above in the sky, he is watching over us. He would want us to all be happy and honor his life with memories and pictures. Once again, I am so, so sorry for your loss.


November 8, 2019

Beth and Alan,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am heartbroken. When I found out Ian had passed I didn’t believe it, I didn’t want to believe it. I’ll never forget his amazing heart and his big personality . Or his love for nature and animals. His love for the sky and the moon. His love for fashion. His love for his dogs. His love for people he loved. His love in general. I’ll never forget the big impact he had in my life and how he was always there for me when I needed it the most. I would do anything to see his beautiful smile and his beautiful eyes or even hear him talk for hours! I would do anything to tell him how much I loved and missed him. I don’t know why tragic things like this happens but I do know that one day we will see him again. And I do know he will be with us in spirit. He will forever hold a spot in my heart and many other peoples hearts. He will forever hold a spot in the sky, the brightest star, the moon.

Ben Herman

November 7, 2019

I remember working with Ian on his Bar Mitzvah, learning the prayers and Haftarah. It was my first year in Tucson.

Beth and Alan-I am so sorry for what you are going through-all of the pain and sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

With only good memories,
Rabbi Ben Herman

Ilana Leonora

November 4, 2019

Dear Beth and Alan,
Well of course we go way back to when we were both pregnant. I remember when we gave our sons baby massages and Ian was calm and well fed compared to Zakkai who was skinny and very active! I have some photos of them when they were sitting on my couch-we had to prop them up with pillows because they were too little to sit up on their own! May sweet memories temper the immense sorrow of your loss.
We send you all our ❤️ love