BRUNSWICK — January G. Strauss, 70, formerly of Baltimore,  died at her home Aug. 11.

On Jan. 10, 1940, she was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Monroe and Doris Risher Gregory. 

She graduated from Dunbar High School, Washington, D.C., in 1957 and received her bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College, in Michigan. 

In 1984 she married Daniel Strauss in New York City.

Over the years she worked mostly as an administrative assistant and was most recently employed as a computer analyst in Baltimore before retiring to Maine in 2006.

A free spirit, she had a full and adventurous life, having lived in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, New York City, Baltimore, Md., and lastly, in Maine. 

Her love of travel led her to discover many places,  with her favorite place being Amsterdam.

She enjoyed an eclectic taste in music, from Sinatra to Mozart to Willie Nelson, a good book, and loved the companionship of animals, from her Springer Spaniel, Suzie, to her tabby cat Arnie.

Her husband and family will most fondly remember her sense of humor, desire to mentor others, remarkable understanding of people, and generous affection towards children and animals.

She was predeceased by her brother, Michael.

She is survived by her husband Daniel of Brunswick; stepfather, Thomas Edwards of Silver Springs, Md.; stepsister, Lynne Edwards of Silver Springs, Md.; two nephews, Jonathan Gregory of Silver Spring, Md., and Michael Herschaft of New York City, and a niece, Brandy Edwards of Silver Spring, Md.; a great-nephew, Will Gregory of Silver Spring, Md., and a great-niece, Kate Gregory of Silver Spring, Md; many cousins; and friends.

A mass of Christian burial will be held Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3630 Quesada St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Memorial condolences can be expressed at

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, Federal St., Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Humane Society, 4039 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL 33618. 

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