Ronald Anthony Strawser of Manteca died Sept. 15. He was 64.
Strawser was born May 18, 1951 in Oakland, California to Donald and Gloria Strawser. He was a United States Veteran serving his country proudly through the Navy. He was a Manteca resident, but his heart always belonged to the Bay. He attended Fremont High School in Oakland and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Strawser worked as an artist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He loved art and drawing Caricatures. His art was displayed at places such as the Oakland A’s Stadium to local coffee shops. He knew just how to bring someone’s best features forward, highlighting a beautiful smile or enhancing biceps. Every year, he looked forward to attending and being a part of the Oakland A’s fan fest, where he would flourish doing what he loved best, drawing. Like any loyal Oakland native, the Oakland Raiders where not just a team, they represented roots, friendships and traditions. Coming together to cheer on the Raiders was a true form of brotherhood.
Strawser leaves behind his children, Ronald James (Ruby) Strawser of Manteca and Steve Strawser of San Bruno. He was blessed with numerous grandchildren that he loved dearly.
Strawser was proud of his children and instilled unconditional love and respect into each of them. He will be remembered for his amazing talent, his love for family and for the happiness he brought to the many that were lucky enough to have him paint the happiest looking portrait, themselves.
Strawser was recently laid to rest with full military honors at Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, California 94006.