John Strassburger, of Silver Spring, passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 21. He was 86. He was born in Mannheim, Germany, in 1934 and immigrated to the United States in 1936. He earned his Eagle Scout in 1949. His professional career as a chemist took him to the National Bureau of Standards and from there to the Carrier Research Corporation in Syracuse, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Fred Strassburger (Judy) and Harvey Strassburger. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth; his daughter, Terri Strassburger (Rob); son, Mark Strassburger; and grandchildren, Jack and Eva. Donations may be made to the Audubon Society. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.