Herbert Strauss 1924 - 2021

Herbert Strauss, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend died on October 7th 2021 at the age of 97.  He is survived by his loving wife Edith, married for 69 years, his son Brian and his wife Janet Zapata, his daughter Donna and her partner Jared Rosenberg, his granddaughter Sara Feldman and her husband, Ian Feldman, his grandchildren Ben, Leo and Brianna and his sister, Betty Urich. He was born to Nathan and Bess Strauss on September 22, 1924.  He is predeceased by his sisters Pearl and Evelyn and his brothers Lenny and Kenny.

Herb was a Yonkers resident for over 60 years.  He owned Urich’s Stationary Store for more than 30 years, “down the end,” with his late brother-in-law, Harold Urich where you could always find him behind the counter with a cigar in his hand and a smile on his face. He was a World War II Veteran where he served in the Army Air Forces.  He loved all sports, reading, Atlantic City but most of all he loved his family and friends and they loved him.  He will be forever missed.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 12th 2021 at 12:30 PM
Weinstein Memorial Chapel
1652 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 793-3800


Mount Hope Cemetery
Jackson Avenue & Saw Mill River Road
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

Rabbi Craig Glasser, Officiating


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    Richard Greco says

    Everyone at The Montfort Academy is so sorry. We will continue to pray for Brianna and Mr. and Mrs. Strauss. With our sympathy, love, and prayers.

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    Connie Westhoff says

    My deep sympathy to the entire family, with special affection to the daughter he raised, Donna. That he loved and lived a good life is evident in those smiling eyes. May your memories sustain you.

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    Jennifer Rosenberg says

    To the Strauss family my heartfelt condolences. I can see Donna in his face. I never knew him, but I can tell how wonderful he was by knowing Donna. A exemplary life well lived, in service to his family and country. I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Victoria Boyd-Lewis says

    Offering my heartfelt condolences to the Strauss family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Donation in Herbert's Memory can be made to:
Northeast Jewish Center
11 Salisbury Road
Yonkers, NY 10710

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