January 5, 1928 ~ September 24, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Summerfield, FL

Mildred L. Strauss



Florida/Greece:  Thursday, September 24, 2020 at age 92.  Predeceased by her husband, Charles A. Strauss; brother, William J. Mall, USN.  Survived by her son, Wayne C. Strauss; nieces, Linda Burdulis and Nancy Hathaway; cousin, Janet Lavery; many relatives and dear friends.  Mildred was a hospital volunteer for over 50 years and a proud member of the Red Cross.  She enjoyed playing cribbage, euchre and trivia with her friends and family.

Friends may call Wednesday (Oct 7th) 11-12 at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road, where her Prayer Service will be held following calling Wednesday at 12 NOON in the funeral home.  Interment, White Haven Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross her memory.  For more information or to sign Mildred’s guestbook please visit


Visitation: October 7, 2020 11:00 am - October 7, 2020 12:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Prayer Service: October 7, 2020 12:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


White Haven Memorial Park
210 Marsh Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mildred L. Strauss 's name.

American Red Cross

50 Prince St, Rochester, NY 14607

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  1. Goodness where would I begin, she was my everything, Millie and I got our dinner’s together every Tuesday, she loved Bingo and Bunco. She was my garden club buddy In her final days she reminisced about her childhood days, living on Wellesley Island and talked forever about her son Wayne. She was never frowning and always had a smile on her face. She had a kind word for everyone. I can’t tell you how much she is missed already, my friend Dolores and I were both with her when she passed. We said our good-byes to a life well lived as her son put it. Till we meet again Millie. Forever in our hearts. We love you…

  2. Dear Wayne, sending my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed hearing the stories you shared in the kitchen at work. I know she will be missed. With condolences from your former coworker and friend, Jill

  3. Dear Wayne,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My deepest sympathies and thoughts go out to you and your mom.

  4. Your mother was one of the first people I met at Spruce Creek. She was so very special to me. And she was so very proud of you. Can’t tell you the times she shared your successes with us. Us being the Bingo group. I am sure that she shared those with other groups. She was a very special lady.

  5. We want to pay our final respects to your Mom. Millie was one of the sweetest ladies we have ever met. She will be greatly missed here at Spruce Creek G & C C. RIP Millie

  6. We are so sorry to learn of Millie’s passing. We really enjoyed the Strauss family while all the “kids” were in their teen-age years. We were able to visit Millie just once in Florida. Millie was always a gracious and pleasant lady. We wish Wayne peace and strength in remembering his fine parents.

  7. Wayne – So many stories, over the years, about you and your mother. I feel like I knew her well myself. And yet, we never met.

    Cheers to her. Sounds to me like a life well lived.

    And cheers to you. I know it feels awful now, but always remember the bvest of what she had she gave to you.


  8. Hi Wayne
    We’re very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to you. I remember her from our scouting days and at Messiah Church. Bruce Holroyd

  9. Our deepest condolences Wayne. So many memories going way back to the 1960’s! I can recall your home in Greece and also visiting Wellesley Island – your Mom always so fashionably dressed and smiling! Her strength during your father’s passing. And it was such a pleasant and meaningful surprise to see her walk in with you to my Mom’s memorial service in 2016 having traveled all the way from Florida in her late eighties! She was a very special lady.

  10. Wayne – so sorry to learn of your moms passing. The loss of a loved one is never easy. Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy and wishing you comfort, peace and memories of joy during this difficult time. Remembering all of the good time with family in Bushnell’s Basin.

    • Thank you, Janet. Mom and Dad always loved going out to visit Herb and Dorothy and the Bushnell’s Basin crew.

  11. We shared countless emails which brought back memories but more often smiles. You’ll be missed, Millie, an Irish wish: may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  12. Dear Wayne:
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Your Mom and I just reconnected over email this last spring when my Mother passed. Your Mom told me much about her early life in those emails and it only made me admire her more. Your Mom was quite a lady and she will be missed by more people than you know. I wish you well and hope that you will find peace and comfort.

  13. Our deepest condolences. Millie will be greatly missed. We all enjoyed her stories especially since we were also from Western NY. Playing Euchre and Bingo here in Del Webb will not be the same. Prayers to all at this difficult time. Pete & Kathy Murphy

  14. Our condolences Wayne. I always enjoyed time around your Mom and Dad. The times spent after school and in Scouting.

    • Thank you for coming yesterday, Gary. We certainly had great experiences, and Mom was very fond of you and the whole Kaiser family.

  15. Wayne,
    I was sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. She almost always had a smile on her face. Your mom and dad always were kind to me when I saw them at Troop 118 events. I wish you peace and comfort.

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