Joan H. Strauss

by | Aug 31, 2023 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Joan H. Strauss, age 101, died Monday August 7.

Joan was the beloved wife of Werner S. Strauss, who preceded her in death. She was the loving mother of Renee Dawson and Larry Strauss (Katherine), grandmother of Adina S. Gadell (Tim), and great-grandmother of Mya and Kai Gadell.

Joan got her start in advertising writing and became an accomplished children’s writer with many short stories published throughout her many years of writing, teaching, and volunteering at schools. She was an avid tennis player throughout her life and a former Girl Scout Leader.

Services were graveside at Ohef Shalom Cemetery, Reisterstown, Maryland. Contributions may be made to Horizons Hampton Roads or the charity of one’s choice in her loving memory.