After receiving her law degree from Temple University in 1977, she began her career as a legal services attorney in West Virginia. She then moved to the Washington area to work for the solicitor’s office in the U.S. Department of Labor.
Over the course of 32 years, she progressed from a trial attorney to an associate solicitor for mine safety and health. She met her husband, Eric, while playing violin with a volunteer community orchestra.
Strassler was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Miriam Weintraub. She is survived by her husband, Eric Strassler; daughter, Madeleine Strassler; and sister, Joan Goloskov.
Donations may be made to the Symphony of the Potomac. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.