Rudolph J. “Rudy” Strauss Jr., 77, of Willoughby Hills, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at The Cleveland Clinic.
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Born Nov. 25, 1942, in Cleveland, he had been a resident of Lake County for 69 years, living in Wickliffe before moving to Willoughby Hills.
Rudy was a U.S. Army veteran and member of American Legion Post 678 in Willowick. He enjoyed fishing, boating and loved playing Poker and Pinochle.
Mr. Strauss was self-employed in the HVAC business.
He was the beloved husband of 42 years to Rosemary (nee Taylor) Strauss; loving father of Ron W. (Patty) Strauss, Beth (Ron) Martucci, and Todd (Tina) Strauss; cherished grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of nine; brother of Ken Strauss, Mike (Lynn) Strauss, and Jeff (Diane) Strauss; and uncle of nieces and nephews.
Rudy was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Elizabeth (nee Szczepanski) Strauss.
Family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, with a Celebration of Life at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be private.
The family suggests contributions in his name be made to The Cleveland Clinic Hospice, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195.
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