Suffolk—Daniel A. Strasser, 67, died Thursday, August 15, 2013 in his residence.
He was a native of the Bronx, N. Y. and a resident of Suffolk for 10 years.
He is the son of Irene Groveman Bockoff and the late Joseph Strasser.
Mr. Strasser was a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, Class of 1967 with a B.A. in International Relations. He attended Columbia University and received his M.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, Class of 1985. He retired after 27 years employment as a Foreign Service Officer for the United States of America. During his employment he held numerous posts including U.S. Consulate General for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and assigned to the consulate in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and was the chief of Andean/South American Division, Bureau of International Narcotics Matters and Law Enforcement. Following his retirement, he was senior program officer for Latin America and Caribbean, assigned to the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the executive director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, Hyde Park, N. Y., a New York City teaching fellow in Bilingual Spanish/English and most recently a political analyst/trainer with the U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk.
He was a member of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, Va.
Survivors include his loving wife of 39 years, Yeda Waichman Strasser of Suffolk, his daughter, Dana Lynn Boylan and her husband Benjamin of Brooklyn and his son, Andrew Joseph Strasser all of Brooklyn, N.Y. He is also survived by his mother of Virginia Beach and his brother Averill Strasser of Crestline, Calif.
Funeral Services were held at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz and Cantor Gordon Piltch officiated.
Memorial donations to the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, Hyde Park, N.Y.
Online condolences at hdoliver.com.