Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 7, 2014
WILLIAM L. STRATOS "Bill" (Age 88)
On Monday, February 3, 2014 of McLean, VA. He passed
away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Lore,
daughters Anne Marie and Kathryn, son Paul and his wife
Mary; grandchildren Caroline, Nicholas, and William;
brother Jim Stratos, and many loving cousins, nieces,
nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother John Stratos.
A native Washingtonian, Bill graduated from Western
High School (1943) before entering the Navy in World War II. He founded and operated
Western Beef Co. and enjoyed playing senior softball in his retirement.
Relatives and friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 9,
2014 at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203.
A service will be held Monday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox
Cathedral, 2815 36th St. & Mass. Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007 followed by burial
at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of
your Choice .