Gerald Blaz Strovas

Gerald (Jerry) Blaz Strovas of North Bend, WA died on January 20, 2010.  He was 70.

Mr. Strovas was born on April 9, 1939 in Black Diamond, Colorado.  He married Jacqueline Riley in Borger, Texas on June 4, 1959.  They were married for 50 years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his sister, Fran Braden of Borger, Texas, brother, Denny and his wife Carolyn Strovas of Amarillo, TX, his daughter, Carissa and her husband Deke Crews of Birmingham, AL, son Christopher and his wife Karissa Strovas of Bothell, WA and six grandkids – Sarah and Cole Crews, and Rylee, Caleb, Kyler, and Audrey Strovas.  Preceded in death by his infant son Jerry Lynn Strovas.

Mr. Strovas was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  After growing up in Borger, Texas, Jerry and Jackie moved out west with the Mobil Oil Corporation.  After many years with Mobil, Jerry owned the Paul Bunyan Market in North Bend, WA.  His most recent years, Jerry has sold real estate in the Northwest.  However, family and the outdoors were his passion.  He spent the last number of years spending precious time with his grandkids in Washington and Alabama and hunting and fishing in Washington and Alaska.  Jerry had a smile and a laugh for everyone he met.  He will be missed.

Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 27th at 2:00pm at Calvary Chapel North Bend, 1556 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend, WA 98045.  A reception will follow.



Christopher, Karissa and family,
I send you my personal prayers during this time but also tell you that the staff at Ben Franklin are also praying for you all. Christopher, your mother is a very special part of our family. We will continue to support her, offer up our prayers at this time and be there for her. Many of us will be there tomorrow for the service but for her in the future as well.
Extending our thoughts and prayers to you all.


Those are such hard words to write, Christopher. I cannot even begin to imagine. You are amazing. I love you.


You guys are such a reflection of God’s love. Wish we could be there with you, but know that you are so loved and so prayed for today. Praying that He will give you an amazing and supernatural peace and edurance.


May God Bless you all and give you strength. I know Mom sends all her love and prayers to you as well. Peace and love be with you from all of our family and all of your friends.


I have looked at this photo many times, and every time it grips my heart. It gives me a tiny idea of how much you must miss him. I’m so sorry for your loss.