Donald Strauser

Obituary of Donald W. Strauser

Donald William Strauser, 73, of Latrobe, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born June 15, 1947 in Uniontown, a son of the late Donald M. and Jean (Davis) Strauser. Donald was a graduate of Purdue University where he served on the instructional staff as a Mechanical Trade Instructor. He was a 30-year member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union where he served as an instructor from 1973 to 1989, was director of education from 1980 to 1989, and was a contributing author of the Mechanical Training Text for their training department in Washington, DC. Prior to retirement, Donald was a vocational teacher for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and was the owner and operator of the former Down Range Sports Shop in Latrobe. He served as a Staff Sergeant and training officer in the US Army Reserve and also as a deputy sheriff for Westmoreland County. He was a member of F&AM Philanthropy Lodge # 225 in Greensburg and the Coudersport Consistory. Other memberships included the Latrobe Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 01188, the Ferndale Sportsman’s Club, and the Latrobe Sportsman’s Club. In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Scott Austin. He is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Cynthia (Ellis) Strauser, three children: Wendy Austin Lysaght, (Michael), Michele Kosker (Don), and David Strauser (Mandie); five grandchildren: Taylor Austin (Josh), Dylan Austin, Braden Christner (Shannon), Abbie Strauser, and Owen Strauser; three great grandchildren: Paisley, Bentley, and Layken Christner; and a sister Jodie Lynn Fuge. Friends will be received in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier Street, Latrobe Tuesday, May 18th from 4 to 7 PM at which time funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Action for Animals, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650, online at www.afashelter.org.
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Tuesday
18
May

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
18
May

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
18
May

Funeral Service

7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Hartman Graziano Funeral Home Chapel
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
18
May

Funeral Service

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Hartman Graziano Funeral Home Chapel
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
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