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8/26/08

Death of a Classmate - John Strachan, 5thCompany

25Aug08 - John Strachan passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, in Overlook
Hospital, Summit. He was 76.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday,
Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. to be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 419 South
St., New Providence.

Burial of cremains will take place privately at sea.

Born in Paterson, Mr. Strachan was a graduate of the United States Naval
Academy and served in the submarine forces until his retirement.

A businessman and retired U.S.N.R. captain, he was a member of the U.S.
Naval Academy Alumni Association and the Society of Naval Architects and
Marine Engineers.

Mr. Strachan was a lifelong railway and steam train enthusiast, and was a
past chairman of the Union County Transportation Advisory Board, a founding
member of the executive committee of the Lackawanna Coalition, and a citizen
liaison to the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

Until the time of his death, Mr. Strachan maintained his business activities
as founder and president of Wyndcrest LLC.A 50-year resident of New
Providence, he is survived by his wife, Miriam; sons, John D. Strachan and
his wife, Valerie, of Pennsylvania, and Douglas Wm. Strachan and his wife,
Cynthia, of Connecticut, and his two beloved grandchildren, Amy Katherine
and Christopher James Strachan. He also leaves behind two brothers,
Christopher, of Basking Ridge, and Robert of Atlanta, Ga.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the
American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

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