Charles F. Strauss Model maker


Services for Charles F. Strauss, a retired model maker for the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, will take place at 11 a.m. today at the Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 1200 Linden Ave., Arbutus.

Mr. Strauss, who was 75 and lived on Greystone Road in Arbutus, died Monday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital.

He retired in 1981 after 20 years of making wooden models of missiles, satellites and their parts at the laboratory.

He was given an achievement award by the director of the laboratory for his work.

The Baltimore native earlier worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta.

He also worked in wood at home, completing a working model of a 3-foot merry-go-round with carved animals and music during his retirement. He previously had built a 28-foot cabin cruiser named the Waltz.

His first wife, Irene Stephan, died in 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Dianna Nelson; two daughters, Ellen Rhudy of Marriottsville and Linda Bateman of Catonsville; two sons, Robert Strauss of Catonsville and Richard Strauss of Arbutus; and six grandchildren.

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