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James P. Strain

April 5, 1957 June 27, 2019
James P. Strain
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On Thursday June 27th, 2019, James P. Strain, loving husband and father passed away at the age of 62. James was born on April 5, 1957 in Bethesda, Maryland to John Philip Sousa and Delores Marie (Quirk) Strain.

He proudly served his country for over 17 years with the US Army and Army National Guard. He was a Master Mechanic, truck driver and motorcycle enthusiast. On May 27, 1978 he married his high school sweetheart Cheryl Lynne Gay. They raised one daughter Joanne Marie. Besides his love for riding the open road on his motorcycle, and coffee. James had a passion for his family, good friends, scoping out new fishing spots and pulling off shenanigans on the Waters of the Potomac.

James was preceded in death by his father John Philip Sousa, mother Delores Marie and sister Anne Marie. He is survived by his wife Cheryl Lynne, daughter Joanne Marie, Brothers Michael, John Joseph, Stephen and Robert, along with many nieces and nephews he adored.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at the Albert G. Horton Jr Memorial veterans cemetery in Suffolk Virginia. Details to be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made in his name to the American Heart Association.


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