Tom and Angela Strussion

September 21, 2021


Thomas Steed Strussion, 52 of Belmont, Ohio died tragically at home on Thursday, September 21, 2021.

He was born November 18, 1968 in  Bellaire, Ohio, son of Thomas Strussion and the late Linda Steed Strussion. 

Tom “Tommy” was the owner/operator of Salsa Joe’s Tex Mex Restaurants 740 & 304, as well as the original Salsa Joe’s in Arlington, Texas that he founded. 

In addition to his mother, Tom is preceded in death by his brother, Chris Strussion and sister-in-law, Amy Jo Lipperman Strussion. 

Surviving are his father, Thomas Strussion of Bellaire, Ohio, sister Lisa (Chris) Balog of Bellaire, Ohio, nephew, Rocco, nieces Lindsay, Cassie and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.

Angela Jo Strussion, 49 of Belmont, Ohio died tragically along with her husband, Thomas S. Strussion on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at their home. 

She was born September 23, 1971 in Monroe, Louisiana daughter of Eddie J. Cutrer and Jan Berthiaume Butcher. 

Angela was the director of Campaign and Lead Management for Global Business of First Data Merchant Services Corporation. 

Surviving are her father and stepmother, Eddie and Ann Cutrer and her mother and step father, Jan and Ken Butcher, her brother Eddie Joe Cutrer and his wife Mindy, two step sisters, Jennifer Carnes and Michele Odena, also, her niece, Addison Cutrer and nephew, Tyler Cutrer. 

Everyone who had the opportunity to meet Tommy and Angela felt the welcoming warmth of their presence, their kindness, and love for their community. For those who patronized Salsa Joe’s – the food, comradery, laughter and music will live on in our hearts.

Tom and Angela both shared a love of animals. May their beloved furry companions Gracie, Isabella & Paulie rest peacefully with them. 

Private Celebration of Angela and Tom’s Life was celebrated on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 1pm with Fr. Daniel Heusel and Pastor Bill Marinelli officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont County Animal Shelter by going to 

Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio  

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Rhonda strawser
2 years ago

Prayers go out too the family I didn’t know Tom and Angela but I know this was a tragedy mama just wanted to give my condolence to the family so sorry for your loss prayers

Dave and Glenda Guthrie
2 years ago

Tom and Lisa and family
We are so very sorry for your great loss.
Keeping you in our prayers.
Keeping you in our prayers

Rhonda strawser
2 years ago

I didn’t know them but this is tragedy & so sad I pray for there families may they rest in peace gone but not forgotten

Rosalie Wenckoski
2 years ago

Blessed be the family…. Tom will always be in my heart as his margarita girl…lost for words..was with him prior…as if he is here….will miss him ….Angela cant say enough about her… just a heavy heart for them both…. but will ever in memory…

2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of your unexpected loss. May the memories of Tommy & Angela bring some peace to you in this trying time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

2 years ago


Candy and Matt Arnold
2 years ago

No words can express our deepest sympathy for this tragic loss of life. Our hearts ache for the sorrow this family has endured. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Joe and Mary DeGenova
2 years ago

Our hearts go out to the entire Strussion family. We want to let you know that we will keep you in our thoughts, prayers and hearts always. Sometimes we ask “why?”, and there are no answers. Yet if we can lay it at the feet of our Lord, He will lead us through it and lift us up.

Christina Bable
2 years ago

Angela was such a beautiful person inside and out. Her smile lit up any room she was in. She gave wonderful hugs and a blessing to many. Many prayers of comfort and peace for their families.

Suellen DeCola and Gary Perrine
2 years ago

Dear Tom, Lisa and Family, Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Tom and Angela. Our arms are wrapped around you with love and tenderness at this most difficult time. May only happy memories fill your hearts from this day forward. Rest in Pease dear Tom and Angela