Carol A. Strausser, 79

March 01, 2021

Carol A. Strausser, 79, of Maytown quietly passed away at home on March 1, 2021, with her husband, John Brown, by her side. They celebrated 42 years of marriage in July 2020.

Carol spent her early childhood in Berks County. She moved to Lancaster County as a teenager and graduated from Pequea Valley, class of 1959. She enjoyed her 42-year career at Franklin & Marshall College as the Academic Coordinator for the Chemistry Department. Carol liked graphic design and designed booklets, newsletters and web sites for the Chemistry Department and several other organizations. She worked with her husband in his graphics business. Carol was an athlete who was proud of running two marathons and several half-marathons. She was an avid tennis player looking forward to spring weather so she could play outdoors again. Carol loved to travel, especially to the national parks in the western United States. Another trip to Europe was being planned.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Beatrice (Wolf) Strausser. She is survived by sisters Joan “Chickie” Beaver, Wyomissing, and Linda DeFrancesco, Lancaster, and brother Jan Strausser and his wife Jo, Jim Thorpe. She also is survived by six nieces and nephews and their families.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date when all who attend can safely hug one another. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the cancer research charity of your choice.

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March 16, 2021

Carol and I were good tennis buddies.
She was always ready to play and was always there waiting for me no matter how early I was.
I’ve always admired her for her never give up attitude!  We have recently moved back to our home state of Nebraska and I am very happy that I saw Carol at Springettsbury park shortly before we left.
Please accept my sincere condolences.  I’m sure that Carol is on God’s tennis team!
Roger Young

March 12, 2021

Carol was always good for some pleasant conversation, technical advice, and for clearing paper jams and such back in the day when the Chemistry Department had the one copy machine in Hackman for all Departments (including mine in Geosciences) to share. I did not know about her travels and some of her athletic acomplishments. People always have these hidden loves and accomplishments. My sincere condolences.
Rob Sternberg

March 08, 2021

Carol was a delight to work with. Our careers at F&M overlapped for many years, and I always looked forward to working and talking with her. She was a terrific person.
Dick Fluck

March 08, 2021

John, saddened, but heartened by the full life you and Carol have had together.
❤️  Your Toastmaster buds, Jane and Ernie

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