It is with great sadness that the family of Paul W. Strauss announce his passing on July 7, 2021 at Pottstown Hospital.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Peter and Naomi (Gehman) Strauss.
Paul was a 1964 graduate of Boyertown High School. He was a US Army veteran and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown where he was a member of their usher team. Paul was also a member of the Pottstown Elks Lodge #814 BPOE, Stichter Lodge #254 F&AM, Gabelsville Athletic Association, Pike Township Sportsmen’s Association, American Legion Post #0471 and a social member at Oley Fire Company. Paul was a barber for 51 years, previously working at Spat & Slipper. He opened his own shop, The Styling Room, in Pottstown in 1987. Paul enjoyed trips to Wildwood, NJ with his family and friends. He looked forwards to his annual gathering with his army buddies from the 3rd Battalion, 21st Artillery. He was also a dedicated Eagles and Phillies fan.
Surviving is his daughter Melissa Schaeffer, wife of Kyle; brothers John Strauss, husband of Judy, and Mark Strauss, husband of Claudia; granddaughter Brittany Kleca, wife of Joseph; great grandson Jackson Kleca; and his best friend Morris Minner, husband of Donna, who he thought of as family. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, with burial to follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be Saturday July 17 from 9:30AM to 10:45AM, with a masonic service to start promptly at 10:45AM.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in in Paul’s name to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512.