Gerald Alan Strang

Gerald Alan Strang, 83, passed away February 18,2021 in Lynnwood, WA.

Jerry was born August 1, 1937 in St. Paul, MN to parents Virgil A Strang and Leona Vogelgesang.  He was raised Catholic in St. Paul while going to an all boys Military Catholic High School and all mens military college, St Thomas Academy.  His Masters Degree in Education is from the University of Minnesota.

Jerry was a High School teacher in the Winters and a Tennis Professional in the Summer Months.  Jerry moved to Bellevue, WA in 1968 where he was Manager-Head Tennis Pro and Owner of the Bellevue Racquet Club (The first indoor tennis facility in the state of WA).  In 1972 Jerry started the Pacific Northwest Division (PNW) of the United States Professional Tennis Association  (U.S.P.T.A.).  He became the first U.S.P.T.A. Masters Pro in the division.

Jerry is survived by his Wife, Sherry Mullen-Strang of 45 years.  Children, Julie Strang-Douglas, Lynda Strang-Finn, Susan Kropp, Allison Bakko, David Strang and Lisa Stimpson.  Three Siblings, MarryAnne Trow, Margaret Policone and Ronald Strang of St. Paul, MN. 12 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.

 

2 Responses to “Gerald Alan Strang”

  • Louise Sodawasser says:

    Sherry & Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss but having dealt with the loss of Duane, I hope you can be consoled that he is resting in peace.

  • Phyllis Smilen says:

    Sherry, I was a happy long term member of Jerry’s Racquet Club. Georgie had planned a party in 1991 but I wasjust getting over serious surgery and always regretted that I couldn’t attend. A lot of us were in unhappy conditions but “I get to play tennis on Monday” may have, literally, saved our lives. I lived for my tennis sessions. Jerry was a wonderful teacher and a solid person. He created health for us all. God is good. Please be well.

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