Mark Anthony Strauss, 86, of Maurertown, Virginia, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his home. Mr. Strauss was born September 2, 1930 in Lvov, Ukraine (formerly Poland), son of the late Joseph Strauss and Sidonia Strauss (Zuckerberg).
He was an author, artist, farmer, scientist, and educator and was the co-owner along with his wife of the Strauss Gallery in Edinburg.
Mr. Strauss was a holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States in 1947. In recent years, he spoke frequently at area schools about his holocaust experiences and left a lasting impression on a generation of middle and high school students.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan Elizabeth Strauss (Wiener); his daughter, Ruth Ann Strauss and son-in-law Edward Thomas Rogers; his sons, David Peter Strauss and daughter-in-law Jacquie and Jonathan Sidney Strauss and daughter-in-law Tanya. He is also survived by grandchildren, Benjamin Strauss, Rachel Rogers, Jesse Rogers, Jonah Strauss and Lucy Strauss.
The family will receive friends at the Strauss Gallery in Edinburg, VA on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Beth El Congregation Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Doctors Without Borders, http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org