January 21, 2014
Richard N. "JR" Strauss, Jr., passed away unexpectedly at home on January 18, 2014. Born in Lockport, NY on February 8, 1953, he was the son of the late Richard N. (the late Sherry) Strauss and Anita A. Orchard of St. Louis, MO.
"JR" was a former construction worker and was a bartender for many years. He was a member of the VFW, enjoyed watching sports and was avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Angela and Jennifer; brother of Paul Strauss of St. Louis MO; nephew of Victor L. (the late Virginia) Cleri of Lockport. He was also the cousin of Charles P. (Crystal) Cleri, Claudia L. (the late James W., Jr.) Perkins, Christa S. (Gary P., Jr.) Ray, all of Lockport, NY and Carla D. (Lee) Terryberry of New Castle, IN. He was predeceased by his cousin, Curt V. Cleri, in July 2013.
There will be no prior visitation. "JR" chose to donate his body to the University of Buffalo Anatomical Gift Program for Medical Research. A private burial at a later date at the convenience of the family.
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