Elliott Strauss

Obituary of Elliott Strauss

Elliott MacGregor Strauss,79, son of the late RADM Elliott B. Strauss and the late Lydia A. Foote, died suddenly Monday, January 28, 2008. He was a graduate of Eaglebrook School, Choate School, Harvard College, and was a lifelong resident of Paradise Avenue, Middletown. Husband, father, farmer, friend, accomplished horseman, and philanthropist, he was one of life's true gentlemen and will be missed by all who knew him. He was president of the Newport Reading Room, and on the Board of Directors of the Newport Historical Society, the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, and on the Board of Advisors of the Biltmore Company, Asheville, North Carolina. He is survived by his wife Luise, daughters Caroline Morris and Lydia Tower, sister Lydia Delaunay, brothers Armar and Christopher Strauss, nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous godchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Newport Historical Society or the Redwood Library and Athenaeum. His funeral will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2008, at 11:00am, at St. Columba's Chapel, Indian Avenue, Middletown.
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