Edward G. Strasik 1950-2020

BOARDMAN — Edward Gary Strasik, 69, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at the home of his sister.

Gary was born July 18, 1950, in Youngstown, the son of Edward and Josephine Perrico Strasik.

He was a 1968 graduate of Boardman High School and then attended Youngstown State University.

Early on, Gary worked for the Board of Education, cleaning services and many odd jobs.

His passion was golf, along with any sport involving Youngstown State University; from early on in his life, he also had a passion for the Texas Longhorns.

Gary forged longtime friends from all his days living on Risher Road. He was given the nickname “Mayor of Risher Road.”

Gary leaves to cherish his memories, his sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Ron Langley of Boardman and his favorite cousins, Joyce McClay and Janice Deckant, among others. “Your long battle is over my brother. May You Rest in Peace and know that you will be greatly missed.”

Per Gary’s request, private services were held.

Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.

“Thanks to all that were involved with his hospice care. There are too many to mention, but you know who you are. Gary had a special rapport with his case manager, nurse Lesley, and also bath aide, Denise. All of you hold a special place in my heart and I will never forget any of you.” Sincerely, Rosemary.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences to Gary’s family.

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