Martin Paul Strahs , 82, of Ludlow, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 in Baystate Medical Center. Born in Queens, NY on March 21, 1932, he was the son of the late Emanuel and Rose (Sternberg) Strahs.
Martin was a graduate of New York University. Most recently he served as V.P. of Manufacturing at the Kellogg Company in Easthampton, Mass. He also served as President of Lighthouse Industries for the Blind. Marty was also recognized for his inventiveness and held several patents. He was a member of the Springfield YMCA for many years. Marty was full of life, loved to travel, loved the theater, was a lifelong learner and was a member of Learning in Later Life at Springfield College.
Marty is survived by his loving wife of more than 25 years Nadine (Caine) Strahs of Ludlow; his children Ellen Strahs-Fader and her husband Robert Traub; Karen Giacopelli and her husband Joseph all of NY; Terri Ireland and Bill Hart of NJ ; Deborah Alban and her husband Steve of FL; John S. Tooker III and his partner Marco Colalillo of CT; Nadine Porfilio and her husband Richard of Feeding Hills, MA and his sister and brother-in-law Helene and Paul Johnson of NC. Marty also leaves his 16 beloved grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Sadly he was pre-deceased by his first wife Norma and his brother Gerald Strahs
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