Thomas “Tom” Strussion

July 16, 1946 - February 11, 2023

07/16/1946 - 02/11/2023

Past Services

Thursday February 16, 2023
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Thomas Strussion, 76, of Bellaire, Ohio passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the WVU Medicine-Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born July 16, 1946 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Alphonse and Adelina (Devendra) Strussion.

Tom was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio. He was well known for his florist shop, Strussion & Son Florist, and enjoyed working along side his wife, Linda, at the family business. Tom’s laughter was contagious and his heart was big for everyone he would stop to chat with, share a story, a hug or advice, whether you were a long time friend or new acquaintance. His passion was cooking and his love for his family was immense. His grandkids were his world. The scent of his signature cigar will never be forgotten.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda (Steed) Strussion, sons, Christopher Strussion, Thomas Strussion, daughters-in-law, Amy Jo Lipperman Strussion, Angela Strussion.

Surviving are his daughter, Lisa (Chris) Balog of Bellaire, Ohio, grandchildren, Brooke (Jim) Balsei, Taylor (Charles) Strussion both of Columbus, Ohio, Rocco, Lindsay, and Cassie Balog all of Bellaire, Ohio, great-grandson Greyson Balsei, sister, Donna Abrams of Oregon, brother, Ronald (Barbara) Strussion of Mulberry, Florida, several nieces and nephews, and his faithful companion, Bella.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm where Funeral Liturgy will take place at 6:00pm with Fr. Daniel Heusel as celebrant.

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Pat Battistelli Burkle
1 year ago

Fly high with the Angels Tom until we meet again! Love and prayers to Lisa and family….

Donna Newhart Herzog
1 year ago

My prayers are with all of you. Tom , Linda and I were classmates. Tom was so nice to everyone. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Jeff Finnicum
1 year ago

Lisa and family.

I am saddened at the loss of Tom. Always had a smile on his face when I saw him, especially in the mornings when he picked up my son’s for school. He was such a great guy, and very funny, wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed, and my son’s are missing him badly.

Robert Ney
1 year ago

To Lisa and Family
Emmy Lou, Rick, and I are out of State traveling and wanted to send our condolences.
Your Father, as you know, was an amazing person. He will be missed by many.
May his memory be for a blessing.
Bob Ney and Family

Pete Wiggins
1 year ago

I worked with the whole Strussion family back in the early 70’s at the flower shop. It was a pleasure to have met and worked with them. My first job was working there and I’ll never forget any of them! I was lucky to see Tom a few weeks ago and talked about the old days at the shop. Sorry for your loss Lisa. Rest easy Tom.

Mark Wood
1 year ago

Sorry for your loss, prayers for your family

Phyllis Horner Grubb
1 year ago

I am so sorry to hear that Tom has died! He is reunited with the love of his life, Linda! I have known Tom and Linda, as well as your grandparents, for over 50 years. Whenever I needed any flowers for either Phillips Stamping or personally, I called them. Even when Phillips Stamping closed, I continued to stay in touch with them. What wonderful people! What a love story!!! They will be missed tremendously! May God bless all of you at this difficult time! Your family has been through a lot lately! I loved them very, very much!

Jim and Tina Busack
1 year ago

We send condolences to Lisa, Ron, Donna, and all the family. We had a strong connection on both sides of the family: the DeVendra’s and the Strussions. Tom was a good friend who we always enjoyed talking to. He had a quick turn of mind and a colorful way of expressing himself which made him always interesting .
We could sit for hours telling stories
and laughing—unique distinctive stories which are not easily forgotten. Tom was a good and loving person and May he Rest in Eternal Life.

Tony F
1 year ago

Your father was one of the best! May he now rest in peace.

Judy Pasden
1 year ago

Lisa we are so sorry to hear your dad passed. Your family was the best neighbors we could ask for. You have been through a lot in the past five years and our prayers are with you and your family.