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Walter Strojny

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Walter Strojny

Place of birth: Taunton, MA

Walter Carol Strojny was born to Matthew and Wanda Stroyny on July 23, 1935 in Taunton, MA. (I just found out recently that he was named after his paternal grandparents Walter and Caroline Strojny.) He had many fond memories growing up at 40 Pratt Street with his younger brother, Pete. He often talked about playing at the quarry that was just down the road from his house.
Walter attended Taunton High School and after finishing High School, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Iceland. He held many jobs while in the Air Force and was highly thought of my his buddies and his commanding officers.
Upon returning to the states, Walter was stationed in Cambria, CA where he met his first wife, Bonnie. Walter remained in the Air Force reserves even when the couple moved to Colorado and welcomed their first child, Caren. After two years in Colorado, the Strojny family moved back to California; this time to Culver City where they had their second child, Steven.
After serving his country, Walter relocated his family to Inglewood, CA where he began his career as a draftsman, working for Fred Schmidt and Associates. His specialty was drawing kitchens for high end restaurants.
Some years later Walter and Bonnie divorced and Walter moved to Santa Monica where he began working as a Project Manager for Host International. This job had him traveling to various airports around the county managing the installation of restaurants in and around those airports. After several years, Walter decided to leave his high-pressure job and followed his dream of becoming a big rig truck driver.
During this time in his life, Walter met and married his current wife, Elenor, and the pair settled in Costa Mesa, CA. Together Walter and Elle enjoyed riding on his Honda Gold Wing all over the state, even joining a riding club. In his spare time Walter volunteered for the Costa Mesa Police Department. It was a job he took great pride in.
Concluding his working years, Walter became a motorcycle escort for funerals, which allowed him to continue his passion of riding motorcycles. Walter also started his own business as a highway pilot, escorting wide loads all over Southern CA.
Walter passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 7th. He had been dealing with Alzheimer’s and recently had been well cared for in a memory care facility.
Please consider honoring Walter by donating time, talent, or treasure to the Alzheimer’s Association

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