John Michael Strehlen Sr., 78, contractorJohn Michael...

October 07, 1998

John Michael Strehlen Sr., 78, contractor

John Michael Strehlen Sr., a retired contractor and decorated World War II combat veteran, died Sundayof heart failure at Dorchester General Hospital. He was 78 and lived in Cambridge.

Drafted into the Army in 1942, he served as an infantryman in Europe and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of corporal.

His decorations reportedly included six Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantry Badge.

A homebuilder and contractor, Mr. Strehlen established Straco Contractors in 1965 and operated the business until he retired in 1985.

The Fullerton native, who was educated in Baltimore County public schools, was a member of Madison United Methodist Church, the Madison Volunteer Fire Department in Dorchester County, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7460 and American Legion Post No. 91.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home in Cambridge.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Elizabeth Williams, whom he married in 1942; a son, John M. Strehlen Jr. of Madison; three daughters, Barbara Jones of Sussex, Va., Nancy McCullough of Fishing Creek and Janet Wheatley of Cambridge; three sisters, Margaret Griffin of Baltimore, Jenny Chilcoat of Westminster and Betsy Pollock of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

John W. Roos, 72, truck driver

John W. Roos, a retired truck driver and World War II veteran, died Saturday of undetermined causes at his Violetville residence. He was 72.

Mr. Roos enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and fought in the Okinawa campaign. He was awarded a Bronze Star and discharged in 1947. After the war, he was a truck driver for Braun Rendering Co., which later became a part of Valley Protein Co. He retired in 1988 but was working part-time for the company.

Mr. Roos was born in Southwest Baltimore and attended city schools. In 1953, he married Catherine Amelong, who died in 1992.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by four sons, Dennis Roos of Westminster and Steve Roos, Duane Roos and Wallace Roos, all of Violetville; a stepson, Albert Arrington of Lansdowne; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mildred Lee Miller, 79, retired sales executive

Mildred Lee Miller, former Baltimore department store executive and avid horsewoman, died Saturday of liver disease at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Sparks resident was 79.

She began her career in 1949 as a saleswoman in the lingerie department of Stewart & Co.'s store at Howard and Lexington streets. She rose through the ranks and was named general manager of Stewart's York Road store, retiring from that position in 1970.

Mrs. Miller was a member of the Tri-State Walking Horses Association while living near Clarksville.

The former Mildred Amoss was born in Lisbon, Howard County to a farming family that later moved with her family to West Baltimore. She graduated from the city's Western High School.

Her marriages to Eugene Murphy and Rodman Miller ended in divorce.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home, Route 32, Sykesville.

She is survived by a son, Douglas Craig Murphy of Baltimore; a daughter, Barbara Lee Murphy Kasemeyer of Catonsville; two sisters, Pauline Amoss Treat of Perry Hall and Leona Amoss White of Parkville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Pub Date: 10/07/98

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