Robert “Bob” Amo Strauss, 75, of Dallas, Texas, died Aug. 4, 2019.
Mr. Strauss was born in Dallas, the oldest son of Helen and Bob Strauss. He attended St. Mark’s School of Texas before graduating from Hillcrest High School. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and University of Dallas before marrying his childhood sweetheart, Olga, and moving to Tucson in 1965. For the next 50 years, he enjoyed success as a businessman in Tucson with ventures including KCEE AM and FM radio. He served on the Tucson Unified School District board from 1984-1992 (president-1987) and was selected as School Board Member of the Year for the State of Arizona in 1992. He established the Robert A. Strauss Special Needs Endowment at the Educational Enrichment Foundation to provide funds for the basic needs of at-risk and underserved students. He was active in numerous local charities including America-Israel Friendship League and Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona. He served on various University of Arizona campaigns and committees. At Temple Emanu-El, he established the Olga and Bob Strauss Early Childhood Education Center. He spent the later years of his life in Dallas.
Mr. Strauss was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, George Breen.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Olga Glick Strauss; children, Lisa Strauss of Kansas, Lauri Strauss of Georgia, and Rob (Whitney) Strauss of Texas; brother, Rick (Diana) Strauss and sister, Susie Breen; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Services were held in Dallas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert A. Strauss Special Needs Endowment at the Educational Enrichment Foundation or the Olga and Bob Strauss Early Childhood Center at Temple Emanu-El.