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“A legend in his own time... Bernie was a strong, good, accomplished, loving, fun, and totally ageless man. So many things come to mind. He loved...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sandy and Mitch Bostrom - CA

“The garden in haven was lacking a rose and God wanted nothing but the best and so he saw this beautiful, sparkling rose and he hand picked it. So don...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Annmarie & David - Port charlotte, FL

“Bernie had oh, so many traits that were rare and admirable. He was a genleman and a gentle man, who never spoke ill of anyone. He had a warm, kind...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Alan Finkle - Palm Springs, CA

“Your charming smile and personality will be greatly missed. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Betty Jo Leees - Port Charlotte, FL

“Dear Arlene & family, Jeff and I would like to say that we are very sorry for lost of Bernie!! Jeff had a lot of fond memories as a teenage and all...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jeff and Elene Rumph - CA

“Dear Arlene, Sonny, Mary and other family members-We were so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing although I know he was greeted with joy when he...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Lamb Salkeld - CO - friend

“Bernie was a gentle man, with a great smile. He was pivotal in helping me track my paternal side; my grandmother was a Strapp. Recently, he has been...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mickie (Putt) McConnell - CA

“DEAREST ARLENE, BERNIE LIT UP ALL OF OUR LIVES WITH HIS MANY ADVENTURES, AND WHAT AN HISTORIAN.. EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT OUR ANCESTORS CAME FROM...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: CAROL COLLINS - Banning, CA

“Arlene & Family, There are never words to say that can fill the emptiness you must be feeling now. I have known Bernie since I was a little kid....Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: barbara Lamb - walnut, CA

“Sorry for your loss , may Bernie RIP ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Rev. Geffen jen Okin - Cleveland, OH


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Bernard C. Strapp, 89, of North Port, Florida, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 with his wife and family by his side.

Bernie was born September 13, 1925 in Akron, Ohio. A U.S. Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, Bernie returned to his native Ohio and worked for the Railroad before moving to California. There he worked for Aerojet and General Telephone. Bernie and his wife Arlene moved from Nuevo, CA to Port Charlotte in 1994. At the age of 77, Bernie accepted a position with Charlotte Regional Hospital, obtained Certification as a CNA and continued there until he retired at the age of 84. He was a member of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Port Charlotte.

He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 43 years, Arlene Ruth Strapp; 6 children, Maryjane, Bernard T, Brian, Joel, Alan and Michael; 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren, and many extended family members.

Committal with Military Honors will be held 11:30 A.M. Friday, March 20, 2015 at Sarasota National Cemetery. Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 24515 Rampart Blvd, Port Charlotte.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of Bernard C Strapp, to Tidewell Hospice Philanthropy Department.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.