Allan Emmons Strouss, 69, of Boothbay, passed away at home on March 27. Allan was born Nov. 20, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, to Margaret (Emmons) and Clarence Strouss, who predeceased him.
He graduated from the Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, Penn. and from the Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. After graduation he served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years. Allan then worked at Strouss’ in Youngstown, Ohio, after which he pursued a writing career until his retirement to Maine in 2008. Allan was an avid sailor, skier, and reader and loved Maine. He also belonged to the Woodchucks in Boothbay as well as driving weekly for Meals on Wheels.
Allan is survived by his wife, Sarah; sisters, Catherine Bickell and husband William of Boulder, Col., Anne McKellar of Broomfield, Col., and Janet Strouss and partner Richard Tallman of Colorado Springs, Col.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A gathering of friends and family to remember Allan will take place from 5-7 p.m., Thurs., May 5 at the Boothbay Railway Village Town Hall on Route 27 in Boothbay. There are no other arrangements according to his wishes.
Any monetary contributions in Allan’s memory may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, 27 Atlantic Highway, PO Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556; The Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund, P.O. Box 293, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538; or Boothbay Region Land Trust, 137 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.
To extend online condolences, light a candle for Allan, or to share a story of pictures, visit his Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements.