DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

November 1, 2012

David F. Strakalaitis, 78


Sheboygan, Wis. — David F. Strakalaitis, 78, of Sheboygan, Wis., passed away Sunday, October 21. David was born December 3, 1933 in Chicago to the late William and Anne (Slapelis) Strakalaitis. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. On August 22, 1959, David married Virginia McElroy, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.

A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technogy, David was employed as a mechanical engineer and sales director at Hayssen Manufacturing for 30 years. Dave enjoyed traveling the world. He loved jazz music and belonged to several jazz clubs. He was an avid golfer and volunteered at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

David is survived by his wife Virginia; three sons, Gregory (Nancy) of Parchment, Mich., Jeffrey (Judith) of Derry, N.H., and Christopher (Lydia) of Milwaukee, Wis.; one daughter, Jennifer (Thomas) Albanese of Sheboygan, Wis.; ten grandchildren, Tara, Erin, and Mason Strakalaitis, William and Benjamin Strakalaitis, Timothy and Clinton Kreuziger, and Savanna Nelson, and Madeline and Katie Albanese; and two nephews, Daniel and James Struck. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Struck.

David was the life of the party, always interesting to talk to, and will be missed by all whose lives he touched.