Commander John Strasser died Sunday, July 12, 2009, in his hospital room at Duke University.  Mrs. Strasser and two children were with him when he drew his final breaths.  Their prayers as he left this world included the St  Joseph prayer.  Commander Strasser was very devoted to St. Joseph.  A statue of St. Joseph had been brought from his Floridian home to Duke.  The funeral will be at Tuesday, July 21 at 9 o’clock in the morning at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Niceville, Florida.