Captain Gary Lee Strahl
(June 27, 1957 - June 13, 2009)
Captain Gary Lee Strahl, 51, passed away at home on Saturday, June 13, 2009.
Beloved husband of 27 years to Donna Strahl; loving father to Shane, Mandy, Frankie and Quinn Strahl. Gary was born in Kansas City, Mo on June 27, 1957 to Karlene and Charles Strahl. He is survived by brothers, Dennis (Arie), Paul (Barbara) and Mark (Diane) Strahl, and sisters, Kathy (Kevin) Borchers, Sharla Rogers, Linda (Don) Evans and Karen (Greg) Frederick. He was preceded in death by his father. Gary is also the Son-in-Law of Don and Rita Heider Sr. and Brother-in-Law to Don Heider Jr. and Stacy (Scott) Fredrickson. Gary is Uncle and Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Gary graduated in 1975, from Shawnee Mission West High School of Overland Park, KS, where he participated in Band, NJROTC, basketball and Boy Scouts in which he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Upon graduating from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1979, Gary was employed with Keystone Shipping until 1994; at that time he continued his career with Shell Oil Co.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a wake which will be held on Friday, June 19, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home Inc., 2260 W. 21st. Ave., Covington, LA 70433. A Celebration of Christian Burial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 312 Lafitte Street, Mandeville, LA 70448.
Visitation on Saturday will begin at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to Apostleship of the Sea of the United States of America, 1500 Jefferson Drive, Port Arthur, TX 77642-0646, where Gary was a participant. Gary was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.