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Roberta Ann Strouse

December 11, 23017

Roberta A. StrouseRoberta Ann Strouse passed away at her home in Clayton, New York surrounded by her family, on Monday, December 11, 2017, at the age of 82.   She was born on August 7, 1935 in Clayton, to the late Glenn and Frances Howe. 

She graduated from Clayton Central School in June 1954 and married Peter Milton Strouse on September 19, 1955 in the United Methodist Church of Clayton.  They would have five children.

Roberta was a consummate homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She loved the outdoors and was an avid boater, skier, and snowmobiler.

Roberta was a life-long resident of Clayton.  She was an active member of the community; volunteering for the Antique Boat Show, Clayton’s annual Christmas Parade, and various activities of the Thousand Islands Museum.

She was lovingly cared for by her daughter, Susan for many years and by Jennifer Dennie, Janet Klock, Kayla Morgan, and her niece, Diane Reff Morinigo during the last several months. The family also wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Hospice of Jefferson County, who provided remarkable care during her final days.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, on September 5, 2014; her brother William (Janet) Howe; and her sister, Rachel (Cortland) Reff.  She is survived by her children, Michael, Keith, Susan Marshall and James, of Clayton and Steven, of Margate, FL.  Also surviving are her brother, Garth Howe of Lake Placid, FL; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Clayton, NY.  A spring burial in Clayton Cemetery will be announced. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601 and the Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service Inc. (TIERS), P.O. Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#20 Rebecca Walldroff 2017-12-17 22:08
Thinking of your family during this difficult time. But know she isn't in any pain now. Your Mom was a sweet woman whenever I did see her.
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#19 gail christensen 2017-12-16 10:25
Keith, Mike, Suzie, Steve and Jamie,
So sorry for your loss. Such fond memories of your Mom, Bets and Evelyn and their good times..brings a smile. Your parents were so helpful and kind in every way. May your memories bring you strength at this time. Walt and Gail
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#18 Andrea Bazinet 2017-12-15 23:36
Susie and Family,

My deepest sympathy for the passing of your mother. Thinking of you...

Much Love,

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#17 Joedy & Gerald Hill 2017-12-15 13:37
Sorry for the loss of your mom, she was such a sweet lady!! Susie, you were a wonderful daughter and caregiver!! Bless you all!
Love Joedy and G
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#16 Renee Reff Miranda 2017-12-14 12:44
So sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a very special lady.
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#15 Nancy & Chris 2017-12-14 12:20
We are thinking of you all. She will be looking over you.
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#14 Pete Radley 2017-12-14 07:49
Deeply sorry to hear about the death of your mother. May the fond memories of her and your father help guide you during this difficult time.
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#13 Debbie and John 2017-12-14 07:43
Susie, Jamie and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you all.
Love Deb & John Morrow
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#12 Kyle Barton 2017-12-14 06:22
We are very sorry for your loss Jamie and family
I had the pleasure of meeting your Mom this year for the first time
Prayers and thoughts are with you all
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#11 Debbie Buker 2017-12-14 01:54
Bert will always hold a very special place in my heart and that of my daughters. Such fond memories for a very special woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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