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David A. Strongin

Posted By Carrie Franklin On July 19, 2019 @ 11:56 am In Obituaries | 8 Comments

David A. Strongin (88) died July 15, 2019. He was born in New York City to Rose Fliesler and William Strongin.

He enlisted in the US Army in 1948, earned his Combat Infantryman Badge and Bronze Star in Korea and saw more combat in Viet Nam. He was a “Mustang,” retiring from the Army in 1969 as a Captain. He also served in Guam, Iceland, Germany, and in many posts across CONUS. He was a life member of the Cottonbalers Assn of 7th Infantry Regiment. David earned his BGE in Literature from The University of Omaha (now UNO) and did graduate studies at University of Nevada Reno and University of New Mexico. He excelled as an acting student at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and later founded a community theater in Incline Village, NV. Among many other service organizations in Incline Village, he was a dedicated Rotarian, serving as a founding member, Paul Harris Fellow and Past President of the Incline Village Rotary Club and a founding member of the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline. David and Nancy hosted Rotary Exchange Students from Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. His other passions included service as Founder of Ties of Honor® making US Regimental and service neckties, service as Sous Commanderie de Nevada, Commandeur and past Chambellan of Confrerie des Chevalier du Tastevin. An avid writer, he wrote a weekly column: Curmudgeon’s Corner for the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and he authored the historical spy/adventure novel FETCH. David was a successful Real Estate Broker, owning Timber/Lake Realty 1971-2005.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Herb Strongin. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 46 years, Nancy Aanestad Strongin, his dearest, supportive children Tim Strongin (Barbara), Terry Strongin (Kathy), Barbara Hernandez (Dan), seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, sister Mimi Turque Marre, five nieces, seven nephews, three sisters-in-law and one son in-law.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Monday, July 29 at 2 PM with reception following. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Condolence from Mary Jurkonis, Former Publisher of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza on July 19th, 2019 8:05 pm

My condolences to the Strongin Family. David was a strong supporter and writer for the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza while I was Publisher and for many years prior. He will be missed by many.

Condolence from Robert J Angres on July 20th, 2019 4:08 pm

Dear Nancy and Family of David,

Despite his health challenges, I was most taken aback to hear of his passing. It has to be the strength of his personality and vigor with which he conducted his communications with everyone that made me think he was indestructible. David was the first person I met in incline when Nancy and I were passing through-his light was on and he beckoned us in…I am grateful that I was able to reconnect with him long after we both left Incline. We have remembered him often in my friendship with John and Susan Meybin who were introduced by David.

My sincere condolences to Nancy who was always there. May David rest in peace and stay in your heart. bob angres

Condolence from Lorraine Cekoric on July 21st, 2019 12:40 am

So sorry for your loss. David was an incredible man. A man of faith. I know he is with our heavenly Father and I can’t wait to see him again. May God have mercy on his soul. David is in our prayers. May our Blessed Mother comfort you Nancy and your family.

Condolence from Frenchy Corbeille on July 22nd, 2019 12:11 pm

My loss of a fellow warrior pales to insignificance compared to your loss, Nancy. Though we never met, I knew David, and through him I know you to be a woman of uncommon valor, stronger than most, caring and capable. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and May God Bless You Always.

Condolence from Charles de Chezelles on July 23rd, 2019 12:20 am

Dear Nancy,
Thank you for forwarding the very touching obituary about David whose death has touched me deeply. He was someone who, once you had net him, you could never forget. He was like a big brother to me when I needed one and despite the geographical distance that separated us after his tour of duty in Germany had ended, I never forgot this kindest and most solid rock of a man.
Our prayer for the rest of his soul joins in your prayers.
I will ever forget David to the day I die.
With much love.
Charles

Condolence from Wend Schaefer, M. D. on July 24th, 2019 8:23 am

David was one of the first persons that I met when moving to Incline Village. I admired him very much. He was an early financial supporter of my African missions. He lead a great life and in many respects an example to us all. My deepest sympathy to Nancy and family

Condolence from Debbie & Jerry Colonica on October 10th, 2019 5:23 pm

Dear Nancy, We want to offer you our sincere condolences . We were so sorry to hear of David’s passing. He is the type of man that will never be forgotten. He made such an impact in Incline Village and Tyrolian Village. We think of you often as we walk around Tyrolian Village and when we get our visitations from our little flying squirrels at night,(we call them all Cuppa!) . Ever since you two moved to Arizona we have missed the Curmudgeon’s Corner and all the lively conversations with David.
We pray for the Lord’s great comfort and peace to be with you. God Bless You!
With Love, Debbie & Jerry Colonica

Condolence from John Ross on November 9th, 2019 9:51 am

Dear Nancy,
My deepest condolence. David was a long time friend in Incline Village. We worked together on several projects. He was a top-notch businessman and writer.
I’ll miss that wonderful voice.
John Ross

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