Thomas Alfred Strausbaugh

June 12, 1940 ‒ July 06, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

Thomas Alfred (Tim) Strausbaugh, 80 years young, of Sunbury Ohio peacefully transitioned on the morning of July 6th, 2020.

Tom was born to June and Herbert Strausbaugh on June 12th, 1940 in Chillicothe Ohio.  He graduated from Catholic Central of Chillicothe in 1958 and also attended Ohio University in Chillicothe for the studies of History.

Tom went to work for the US Postal Service from 1963 to 1970 and then went on to the US Postal Inspection Service as a highly respected Postal Inspector from 1970 until his retirement in 1990.  Tom then went on to join the Nevada Attorney General’s Office in 1993 and retired from there in 2003 as a Senior Investigator in the Insurance Fraud Unit.  He was also a member of The Fraternal Order of Police in Van Wert Ohio, where he worked diligently in helping to solve the murder of a postal employee.

Tom was awarded numerous accolades for his outstanding and hard work with all of the above employments.  He was well respected and loved by all of his family, friends, employers, and co-workers throughout his career and life.  He went above and beyond in whatever he set out to do.

Tom is survived by his wife and best friend of 34 years, Linda Strausbaugh, along with their beloved dogs, Lainey, Chewy and Gracie Mae, who all miss him and love him very much.

He is also survived by his children, Kelly Strausbaugh, Tim Strausbaugh and Mike Strausbaugh; and his grandchildren, Anthony, Parker, Avery and Devyn who he loved very much.

Tom will be so missed by everyone who knew him. He leaves a great void in all of our lives.

One of his most loved and favorite places to go in this life was Jamaica. He loved sitting on the beach drinking Rum Cream and partying with many great friends there. This will be his final resting place one day along with a celebration of his life.  We were all so blessed to have him in our lives.

A special quote from a special friend of ours, Rosie. Thank you.

Grief never ends……but it changes.

It’s a passage not a place to stay.

Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…

It’s the price of Love.

  • I am so sorry of Tom’s passing 😔 he will always be remembered as a happy and kind person 💕

  • Tom was a one of a kind! He’ was a great friend to Bob and me for most of our lives no matter the distance between us! We always kept in touch. I’ll miss him .

  • Tom. Tom. Tom. We loved you oh so much. You and Linda are indeed two very special friends. We will cherish all of our wonderful and crazy memories. Each so special. Linda – we hug and send you our love ❤️.

    We do love you!

    Mike and Brenda.

  • Love you so much Linda & Tom!! I will miss Tom’s kind heart and adorable laugh!! I consider myself blessed to have known Tom and have such great memories I remember our fun times often, especially in Jamaica. Amanda sends her love as well- I hope Tom will give Greg a kiss and a hug for me.
    My heartfelt condolences to the family.
    Xoxo
    Esther

  • I knew of Tom Strausbaugh through my good friend, Bob Starr. It was always a good time having a drink with those two guys especially old Warner Tavern. Rest in peace, Tom, I am sure you and Bob have reunited and are talking about old memories.

  • Tom

    You made everyone feel welcome and appreciated. Your kindness and understanding could always be felt no matter the circumstances. You always proved to me the true nature of togetherness. Your friendship demonstrated to me you were above and beyond most. When all memories lead to a smile on ones face, the representation of a job well done is no longer in doubt. I am sure your new destination has begun to recognize you sir.

  • I’m sorry I never got to meet him, but he sounded like a kind man. I’m praying for the entire family.

    My condolences,

    Jordan Duhovis

  • Kelly – I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Very happy that I was able to meet him at Avery’s graduation last year. Courtenay, Xela, William and I are very sorry for your loss.

  • Linda my heart goes out to you! I just found out about Tom and I am soooooo sorry! All my love goes to the both of you! Tom was one heck of a great guy! His laugh his humor and zest for life! I truly miss you both! Great friends like you two are hard to find and keep! I will be reaching out to you! Take care of yourself and surround yourself with lots of support!

  • We just were made aware of dear friend Tom’s, journey to his Lord. Lord you have a great man with you. We are so sad to let him go. Linda we are sending you Love and Hugs and deep Prayer to you and his family and always the furry best friends. Linda, we have memories never to be forgotten. Dave & I are so glad we picked the right week to vacation, and had the great opportunity to meet such a loving couple and become true friends. With all the LOVE we can find in Arizona we send to you Linda.

  • So sorry for your loss. Tom was a very special soul.He touched the lives of everyone he met.