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Obituary of David W. Strauff


David William Strauff, 78, of Cortland, NY, passed away unexpectedly but peaceably in his sleep at home in Cortland, NY.

A prayer service for friends and family will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, November 16th at St. Mary’s Cemetery with the burial to follow.

David (Dave to most if not all) was born in Cortland to Floyd Strauff and Gwendolyn Strauff (née Davenport) on December 27th, 1944. He went to high school at Cortland Jr/Sr. High School and graduated in 1962. He went on to work various construction jobs and served in the National Guard during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked Constructional Maintenance at SUNY Cortland for nearly 32 years. An avid sportsman, David enjoyed hunting and fishing, frequenting various areas of the St. Lawrence River often.
David is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Rosalia Strauff (née Garcia), his two sons, Andrew and Gregory, his sister-in-law, Judith Strauff, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, his eldest brother Lyndon ‘Bud’ Strauff, his older sister, Isabelle Stephenson (née Strauff).

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