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Walter Straus
Date of Funeral:
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time of Funeral:
2:30 pm
Funeral Location:
Cemetery:
 
Shiva:
2 Stream Court
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Shiva Details:
Monday through Friday 1-4pm with services Monday evening through Thursday evening at 7pm and Friday at 4pm.
 
Donations:
Contributions in his memory may be made to:

Chevra Ahavas Chesed
PO Box 20883
Baltimore, MD 21209

the charity of your choice



 
 
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The Family of Walter Straus
Feb 17, 2019 2:29 AM

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David and Debbie Roffman, Josh, Julie, Adam and Shira
Feb 8, 2019 05:57 PM

Dear Pam and family: Debbie and I are so deeply saddened to read of your dad’s passing. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. May his memory be for a blessing to your family.


Arnold and Melissa Gottrochs
Feb 8, 2019 08:29 PM

Sorry for your loss


Janice Gelfand Weinstein & Jay Weinstein
Feb 8, 2019 08:31 PM

Dear Pam, Judy, Alan & Family, I have many fond memories spending time at your childhood home when we were younger. And, in more recent times, enjoyed seeing your dad at Chizuk Amuno during the holidays. Marion & Walter were always the gracious and friendly hosts to all of your friends. I know (all to well) this excruciatingly painful time you are going through but I hope the many cherished and treasured memories you have with your parents will always serve as a source of comfort to you and poignant reminder of the love you all shared. The precious memories will be there forever for you. Please know I am thinking of you and sending my condolences during this very sad time.


Shoshana Dreyfus
Feb 9, 2019 05:56 AM

Sorry to hear of Walter's passing


Dick Erlanger
Feb 9, 2019 06:47 AM

Sorry to hear about Walter.Please accept my deepest sympathy.


Glenn Berger
Feb 9, 2019 08:08 AM

Jeffrey and Pam,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I was hoping to get to know him during my visits to Tudor Heights. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am Wayne's brother.


Bob and Patty Anbinder.
Feb 9, 2019 09:41 AM

There was no finer man than your Dad and grandfather. What a gift he was! He always asked about my red Kippah and I will always think of him when I wear it.


Edward A. Myerberg Center
Feb 9, 2019 11:04 AM

The Edward A. Myerberg Center Board and Staff send our deepest condolences on the loss of Board Member, Judy Finifter’s Dad. May your memories carry you through this time and may his memory be for a blessing.


Linda Freud and Samantha & Adam Kruger
Feb 9, 2019 11:19 AM

Pam, Judy, and the family of Walter Straus, I am sorry for your loss. You are blessed to have so many wonderful memories of a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Your devotion was always evident. May your loving memories comfort you now and always.


Susan Friedlander
Feb 9, 2019 12:12 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. May your dad's beloved memory carry you through this sad and difficult time.


The Millman Family
Feb 9, 2019 12:29 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies and love during this difficult time. We are always here to support you and yours.


Alan and Harriet Kanter
Feb 9, 2019 02:15 PM

Pam, Judy and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Marci Scher
Feb 9, 2019 02:40 PM

There are no words. May his memory be for a blessing.


Eddie Biggs
Feb 9, 2019 03:46 PM

I'm sadden to hear about your dad. It was my pleasure to get to know your dad while working with him. He has a lovely family. Call me if you need anything or just want to talk.


Ron Israel
Feb 9, 2019 04:57 PM

Sending prayers of condolence on the loss of your father, Pam.


Carol and Robert Keehn
Feb 9, 2019 06:15 PM

We extend our heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your beloved father and brother. What a wonderful and nice person. May your memories be a source of comfort to you and the family.


Judy Jacobson
Feb 9, 2019 06:47 PM

Judy, Pam and families - So sorry for your loss. May his memory be for a blessing.


Deborah Mitnick
Feb 9, 2019 08:44 PM

Pam, I’m so sorry to hear about your father’s death.

What a legacy he leaves.

You have a beautiful extended family, with so many members exhibiting wonderful qualities and values.

Your Dad must have been a great role model.

May you derive comfort from your memories.

Deborah. (And Searle)


marha and art
Feb 9, 2019 09:24 PM

Dear pam and Aunt Margot
so sorry for kayour loss. May his loss be a meory to your family


Beth Wiseman
Feb 10, 2019 05:38 AM

Dear Judy,
Sorry for your loss.



Ronnie Footlick
Feb 10, 2019 05:40 AM

Dear Pam....my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Dad. While I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your parents I do know that they were wonderful people for having raised such living and caring children. May all of your memories wrap you in comfort during these very difficult days ahead.
With love


Michele Waxman Johnson
Feb 10, 2019 06:52 AM

Judy and family,
My deepest condolences on your loss. May you cherish your lifetime of memories.


Helene Lutz
Feb 10, 2019 07:01 AM

Judy, Pam, and Alan

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear dad. May his memory bring warm memories and live in your hearts forever.

Helene Gordon Lutz


Barry Berman
Feb 10, 2019 08:48 AM

Dear Pam and Jeff:
I was very sorry to see the loss of your father. I understand the loss you have experienced. May your father’s memory be a blessing for you.


Ben Dubin
Feb 10, 2019 09:20 AM

Judy & Michael
My deepest condolence.


Robin & Fred Hiken
Feb 10, 2019 09:21 AM

Sorry to hear about your lfamilies loss. Your Dad was such a sweet man.
His wonderful memories will live on each one of you.


Ilene and Stephen Mackler
Feb 10, 2019 09:55 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man with a warm, contagious smile. May your wonderful memories of him always be a blessing.


John Funkhouser
Feb 10, 2019 09:57 AM

My deepest sympathy Pam. May the memories of your Dad give you strength and peace.


Lisa & Paul Budlow
Feb 10, 2019 10:06 AM

Dear Pam, Judy, Alan and families: We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. May his memory be a blessing to all of you always.


Debra and Maurice Furchgott
Feb 10, 2019 10:58 AM

Our deepest sympathy.
Your beautiful family is his legacy.


Linda and John Haas
Feb 10, 2019 11:07 AM

Dear Pam,
Your Dad was a kind, engaging man who has left a wonderful legacy! His family who share the same qualities as Walter Straus!
Warmly,
Linda


Eric and Kay Beser, Ari and Erin and Rabbi Ethan Witcovski
Feb 10, 2019 11:19 AM

Pam and Judy
I am sad to hear about your dad's passing. I always enjoyed talking to him at Shul. I am in Austin Tx this week and will be thinking of you. May his memory be a blessing.


Louise & Dave Zirretta
Feb 10, 2019 12:57 PM

Pammy, Jeffrey and the entire family: Louise and I are sorry very sorry for the loss of your father. Such a wonderful man. May we send our loving and heartfelt condolences to you all. His spirit is so alive in you Pam, and that beautiful smile of his is the one you carry and share with us every day! Bless you! xxoo


Randee Glassman
Feb 10, 2019 01:10 PM

To all in the Family
So sorry to hear of your Walter's death. He was such a "mentch" and always had a kind word to say. May his memory be a blessing to your family.



STUART AND VICKY BECKER
Feb 10, 2019 01:47 PM

Dear Pam,Judy, Alan and families,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It was a privilege for us to know him and enjoy his sense of humor when he visited or volunteered at PSC. May you find comfort in your times together and may his memory be a blessing.


Judy Chernak
Feb 10, 2019 03:15 PM

Sad to hear this news....I never found anyone else to properly handle my drapery needs after Walter retired, and I've been missing him and his knowledge and gentle ways. My warm memories accompany my condolences.


Debra & Marc Attman
Feb 10, 2019 04:10 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time!


Ellen Davis
Feb 10, 2019 04:39 PM

I am so sorry for your loss, and hope your happy memories will be a source of consolation and comfort.




Amy and Lewis Dardick
Feb 10, 2019 04:42 PM

Sending condolences on the loss of your sweet dad.


Nancy Golub
Feb 10, 2019 05:30 PM

Straus Family,
What an excellent picture of Walter. It captures his essence; a kind and caring soul. I met him 16+ years ago and immediately knew he was the epitome of a. "Gentle" "man" and he was exactly that. My most sincere condolences on your loss. May memories comfort you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.


Nadine and Ray Weinstein
Feb 10, 2019 05:31 PM

We have fond memories of the Strauses at Beth Israel. Our son, Keith, and Alan were friends, and Walter helped with a lovely drapery when Nadine was creating a "bride's room" for weddings from a classroom in the Hebrew school on Liberty Rd.


Susan Schehr
Feb 10, 2019 05:51 PM

Pam, Judy and family,
I was so sad to hear of you dad's passing. May you remember all of the good times he enjoyed with his beautiful family.


Steven & Barbara Tapper
Feb 10, 2019 05:56 PM

Dear Judy, Pam and family, we have very fond memories of Walter and are deeply saddened to learn of his passing. Cherish his memories and let them be a source of peace and comfort to you at this difficult time. May his memory be for a blessing.


Alan Hess
Feb 10, 2019 06:37 PM

Pam, Judy, and Alan,

I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was a great guy. I never forgot, and was always grateful for, how he helped me keep up and add to my father's Lionel train set after my father passed.



Karen and Rich Feldman, AZ
Feb 10, 2019 07:51 PM

Dear Pam, Jeff, and Family,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Hope your many beautiful memories bring you comfort always.


Rheta Schloss
Feb 10, 2019 08:37 PM

Dear Pam, Jeff and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how special the relationship is between a father and daughter. You have a wonderful family and friends to help you get thru this . Love, Rheta


Nadia Massuda
Feb 11, 2019 03:47 AM

Pam, Judy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very kind man with a nice smile. It was always nice to see him at Shul. He was a great example of L’Dor vah Dor. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Janet and Barry Gold
Feb 11, 2019 06:39 AM

Dear Pam,
We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved
father.


Tudor Heights
Feb 11, 2019 09:15 AM

Dear Strauss family, Tudor Heights was honors to be the home of your dear Walter. He was dear to all who were privileged to care for him. Bella went to visit his door and just looked at me with her big brown eyes. Your dear Father/Grandfather will be missed dearly, by us all.

May memories of Walter bring you comfort and may his soul be eternally blessed.


Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Feb 11, 2019 09:42 AM

Beth Tfiloh Congregation regrets the passing of Walter Straus, father of our member, Alan Straus, and extends sincere condolences to the entire family.


Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Feb 11, 2019 10:18 AM

On behalf of the Chizuk Amuno synagogue community we express our sincere condolences on the passing of Walter Strauss, beloved father of our members, Pam Platt and Judy Finifter. We extend our sympathy to your entire family.


Geoff and Gerry Berman
Feb 11, 2019 11:10 AM

Dear Pam, Jeff, and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Arthur Frank & Susan Souder
Feb 11, 2019 11:23 AM

Judy and family:We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. We know it’s been a difficult road, but we hope you will have comfort from all the love you and your family have shared with your Dad.


Howard and Judy Wasserman
Feb 11, 2019 11:32 AM

Dear Pam,Judy and Alan, another beloved friend of the Chevra has passed on. Great memories of both your dad and mom will live on in my memories of growing up in Baltimore. I was glad to spend some time with your dad last year,reliving old memories and stories. A friend for the ages as they say and I'm sure a parent for the ages as well. May his memory be for a blessing for generations to come!


Francine and Joel Selzer
Feb 11, 2019 03:52 PM

MY Deepest Condolences and Sympathy to the Judy and your Family upon the loss of Your Dad. Always treasure the Beautiful memories of your Dad in your hearts Forever.


Marlene Handleman
Feb 11, 2019 04:26 PM

Dear Pam and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May your dad's memory be for a blessing
Marlene Handleman


Rhona Simon
Feb 12, 2019 08:39 AM

Dear Alan, Lynn, Samantha, and Jason,
I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved father, father-in-law, and grandfather. May your special memories bring you comfort during this difficult time, and maynhe Rest In Peace.



Al Moskowitz
Feb 12, 2019 12:24 PM

Dear Pam.Judy.Alan & Family
Iam sorry to hear about dad's passing. My deepest sympathy. He was a wonderful man. I have fond, happy meemories of our times on Parsons Ave. All those happy times between our houses. The close times between families. May these memories comfort you in your time of sorrow.


Barbara and Roland Einhorn
Feb 12, 2019 08:35 PM

Dear Pam and Jeff and Family
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Our memory of him goes back almost 30 years when he came to our house to help us with window coverings. Having just moved to Baltimore, we greatly appreciated his friendly and kind demeanor Sometimes one act of kindness remains forever. That is how we remember your father. We know your memories of him are numerous and may they console you during this difficult time


Barbara and Roland Einhorn
Feb 12, 2019 08:37 PM

Dear Pam and Jeff and Family
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Our memory of him goes back almost 30 years when he came to our house to help us with window coverings. Having just moved to Baltimore, we greatly appreciated his friendly and kind demeanor Sometimes one act of kindness remains forever. That is how we remember your father. We know your memories of him are numerous and may they console you during this difficult time


Michelle Martin
Feb 12, 2019 08:56 PM

Dear Alan, Judy, Pam, and families. My deepest condolences to you all. I always enjoyed Walter's fun sense of humor. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed. I am thinking of you all.


Myrna and Ron Mitnick
Feb 13, 2019 02:24 PM

Dear Pam and family,
We would like to express our condolences on your father's passing. We hope that you are able to find comfort in the many years of good memories that you have of him.
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון ןירושלים - and may you be blessed with only simcha from this point forward.



Lola Hahn
Feb 13, 2019 02:26 PM

Dear Pam, Jeff, and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.




Ellen Levy
Feb 14, 2019 08:59 AM

Dear Pam and Jeff, I was sorry to read of your father's passing. My thoughts are with you.


Dvora & Jack Fromberg
Feb 16, 2019 09:24 AM

Dvora and I wish to express our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Father, Walter. May his memory and legacy be an inspiration and blessing to current and future family generations here and in Israel.


 
 

Walter Straus

On February 8, 2019, Walter Straus; beloved husband of the late Marion Straus (nee Stern); cherished father of Pamela (Dr. Jeffrey) Platt, Judy (Judge Michael) Finifter, and Alan (Lynn) Straus; devoted brother of Margot (Paul) Terle; dear son of the late Adolf and Betty Straus; loving grandfather of Michael (Channy) Platt, David (Rabbi Ariel) Platt, Dr. Kevin (Dr. Sarah) Platt, Joshua (Ilana) Finifter, Jeremy Finifter (fiancée, Hannah Marcin), Samantha Straus and Jason Straus; adoring great-grandfather of Elisheva, Devorah, Naphtali, Michal, and Hailey Platt; also survived by loving nieces, nephews, other loving family and many dear friends.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, February 10, at 2:30 pm. Interment Chevra Ahavas Chesed Cemetery - Randallstown.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Chevra Ahavas Chesed, PO Box 20883, Baltimore, MD 21209 or the charity of your choice.

In mourning at 2 Stream Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117, Monday through Friday 1-4pm with services Monday evening through Thursday evening at 7pm and Friday at 4pm.

 
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