Ah, I'm very sad to read this news. Doc Strayer was such a calm voice around hyped-up anxious rower. Heck, he answered the phone when I called him at 9am St. Mortiz time from the dentist! He will be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.
From another Kent and Princeton graduate who learned to love crew on the Housatonic and on Lake Carnegie: I am so sorry never to have known you! Thank you for your many gifts to rowing at our beloved schools. I will think about you at practice tomorrow, and out on the water when the ice is gone. May you Rest In Peace!