June 23, 1919 ~ June 10, 2009
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Walter George Strosnider, 89, longtime St. Louisan and Navy veteran who worked 38 years for McDonnell Douglas, died in Los Angeles, June 10, 2009.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eileen Choate Strosnider, his brother Jack of St. Louis; his son Bruce and wife Ann of Washington state; daughter Susan Maehl and her husband Ron of Los Angeles; grandson Eric of San Jose; and granddaughter Julie of Los Angeles.
He was preceded in death by his son Wally.
In his last days he saw the birth of his great grand nephew Jack Strosnider.
Walter was born June 23, 1919 in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from McKinley High School. After World War II he attended Washington University on the GI bill. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Pomegranate Lodge and the Scottish Rite. He and his family lived for a long time in a house on Sugarloaf Mound in St. Louis.
He also had a lifelong interest in knife collecting. He belonged to the Gateway Knife Club for many years. He also collected watches, especially those made for American railroads.
He was a weightlifting enthusiast who inspired his sons to compete. His late son Wally was a nationally known power lifter and coach.
He was loved by many and will be missed.