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In Loving Memory

Strahan, Terry L.

August 27, 1947 - June 9, 2024


Strahan, Terry L. fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Sunday June 9,2024, beloved husband of Mary (nee Huber), dearest father of Brendan and Brian.

Terry is an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. He also worked as a Military Move Manager with United Van Lines. Terry was a member of Marine Corp League Detachment #183 and served with the Honor Guard at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery completing 918 honors.

Terry was a professional photographer and owned Shaw Camera Shop as well as the manager of the Casa Loma Ballroom for over 30 years. In addition, he also helped out at Southern Armory for the past 4 years.

Terry raced motorcycles and competed in trials events in his younger years. He owned many motorcycles and cars over his lifetime. He was an automotive enthusiast his entire life. He owned a 55 Chevy Bel-Air which was his favorite.

Another great love was playing guitar. His band The Apollos played many events in St. Louis area, and he sat in with many bands at the Casa Loma over the years.

Terry was a devoted friend to many, lover of dogs, knew no strangers and always ready to help.

Visitation will be Thursday June 13,2024, 4-8pm at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois 63123.

Funeral Mass will be Friday June 14, 2024, 11:30am at Annunciation Catholic Church, 12 W Glendale, Webster Groves, MO.

Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Wreaths Across America (wreathsacrossamerica.org), Duo Dogs (duodogs.org), Holy Cross Academy (holycross-stl.org) or Bishop DuBourg High School (bishopdubourg.org)






13 thoughts on “Strahan, Terry L.”

  1. Terry was a great guy! Always ready with a joke and was fun to be around. I will miss seeing him at Southern Armory. Finally, his pain is over and he’s gone home!

  2. Terry was always a kind heart. I never knew him well enough to know all the things written about him; but what I did know was true. Gentleman husband and father. I am sorry I will be driving back from the Dallas area on Friday and not be able to attend visitation or funeral mass. But Terry and his family will be on my mind. Rest is peace Terry until your blessed resurrection. God’s grace be with you always.

  3. Sgt Strahan. buddy, you will be missed. You were a brother, friend and we learned from each other. God bless you and your family.

  4. Terry has been a wonderful friend for so many years and his smile was always a welcoming site. We shared many fun times together “double dating” with his beautiful wife, Mary. He will be greatly missed, but I know he will guard his boys with a watchful eye from above.

  5. Not enough words to describe Terry! Made my day every time I walked by and always had a funny comment on hand. Blessed us with his humor, generosity of his photography skills, to watching over all those who served our land of the free. God speed, and yes I’ll be giving you trouble every time I ride through JB!

  6. I always enjoyed chatting with Terry during our breaks or after our gigs at the Casa Loma. So sorry to hear this news, and my condolences to his family and friends.

  7. Terry was always such a sweet person all the years we went swing dancing at Casa Loma. He always had a big smile when he welcomed us and he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all.

  8. Terry, we worked over 500 funerals t JB over th eyers. I’m very emotional about this coming Friday, doing your Honors is an Honor for me. You will be missed.

  9. Mark, Cooper, Wellington, Wally, Murphy, Oliver, and McKenzie, to name a few of the neighborhood fur babies, already miss you beyond words they can express. They all knew where they would receive a “cookie”, and fresh water. A doggie oasis on their way to wherever their adventures take them. Thank you, Terry, for your “cookies”, your puppy hospitality, your smile, and all things that have made you a joy for us to have you as a good neighbor. Woof! And Wags!

  10. Terry introduced me to his friend, Lee Cowie, 56 years ago ( Feb 4, 1968). We were married that Fall. Terry was a regular at Motorsport on Gravois. Did anyone ever see Terry without a smile on his face? He was one of a kind; someone you never forget. So sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed.


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