Bruce Strassel

Date of Birth

October 13, 1954

Date of Death

July 25, 2023

Bruce Leonard Strassel passed away on July 25th, after a  brief illness.  Bruce deeply loved God, his family and his friends.  He leaves behind his brother Rich, his wife Susan, son, Paul, daughter,  Hara (husband Mike) grandchildren: Chad, Deyana and Anthony; and his great granddaughter Mimi.

At a young age, his spirit of adventure led him to Italy where he spent time in Rome, studying Italian and exploring the city.  Next he took a cross country trip with his friend, Marc, (who joined him for part of the journey) from North Hollywood, where Bruce was raised, to Key West, FL.

Bruce then traveled to Alaska, lived in Oregon and eventually moved to Morro Bay, CA.  He got married in Santa Barbara, and worked for the Gas Co. for over 30 years.  He was passionate about riding his bike, with lifelong friend Marc, and he enjoyed listening to music, especially when going to concerts with life long friend, Brad.  His good friend, Chuck, helped him to stay close in his faith and devotion to God.

Shortly before Bruce left us, to go on to his next adventure beyond this realm, he told his grandson, Chad, “Always in your spirit,  fly FREE.”  Now Bruce, brother, husband, father, grandfather,  great grandfather, and friend you are able to in your spirit, fly FREE.  You will be forever in our hearts, and we will always be grateful for having you in our lives.  We miss you.

There will be a celebration of Bruce’s life in Ben Lomond, CA.  Please contact for more information.


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