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John Anthony Strazza ’36

Published in May 15, 2002, issue

Jack died May 14, 2001. He was 86. A graduate of Bloomfield [N.J.] HS in 1933, he transferred from Georgetown to Princeton, where he majored in biology. In 1940 he received his medical degree from Cornell. After an internship at the Jersey City Medical Center, he served there as chief of residence during WWII before establishing a private practice. A beloved, skillful physician in Bloomfield for 54 years, he was honored with a lifetime achievement award from that town and the N.J. Medical Society's Golden Merit Award for distinctive service.

Jack was an accomplished drummer, playing in several jazz orchestras. At Princeton he played in the band and in the Triangle Club's orchestra. He was an excellent golfer, and director and player of the North America Medical Golf Assn.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen, sons Harold, Bruce, John III, Paul, Christopher, and daughters Christina Wakeman, Donna Wakeman, Gale Dreschler, Nona Bernesley, 21 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The Class of 1936

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