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Lawrence E. Strainge Sr.

It is with deep regret that we report the passing of Past Department Commander, Lawrence E. Strainge, Sr., of Delray Beach, FL on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the age of 82. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Lillie, and two sons, Lawrence E. Strainge, Jr. and Michael L. Strainge. There are no details regarding services at this time, but any new information will be communicated to you through email as well as posted on the website.

Lawrence was a U.S. Army Korean war veteran and a member of Sherman Williams Post 188, with 44 continuous years of membership.

Lawrence served many roles during his impressive career in The American Legion. Lawrence served as Post Adjutant (1991-93, 2005-14); Post Commander (1982-86, 1995-99, 2014-17); 11th District Commander (1987-88); Department Vice Commander for the Southern Area (1993-94); Department Commander (1998-99); and National Executive Committeeman Alternate (1999-00).

If you would like to send your condolences you may do so through his wife, Lillie Strainge, at 312 NW 10th Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Update 08/28/18:
The Viewing will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Mont Olive Baptist Church, 40 NW 4th Ave., Delray Beach, FL with Funeral Services immediately following.

Interment will be held at 9:15 AM on Monday, September 3, 2018 at National Cemetery Lake Worth, 6501 SR 7, Lake Worth, FL.