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Michael Strong

July 14, 1941 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Michael Strong Obituary

Michael Strong, 82, died Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the Health Alliance Hospital, Mary's Ave. He was born on July 14, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia and his Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin. For over 19 years he worked in the NYC Department of Child Welfare. He was a member of the Living Theatre for four  years and spent several years with the Birnam Woods Shakespeare Repertory Co. of San Francisco. He played the lead in MY LIFE ON THE STREETS by Joe Homeless, touring homeless shelters in NYC with great impact. He was a leading actor in WORD SALAD, the local performing troupe.  As a calligrapher basing his script on Chancery italic, he exhibited in the Varga Gallery, Woodstock, and co-authored the book, YOUR JOURNEY IS A DREAM with Christina Starobin.

He is survived by his companion of over 25 years, Christina Starobin. 

“Michael’s boat”--  Michael goes to dreamland/On his little boat; whether it goes high or low/it always stays afloat. /It floats upon the clouds on high/drifts in enchanted seas/& wherever the little boat sails/there’s room for him & me./It sails upon valleys deep/& into clouds above/& no matter where the boat may go/it’s powered by our love./Into lands that never were/& those that might have been/& wherever there is true love/your journey is a dream.  –Christina Starobin, from YOUR JOURNEY IS A DREAM

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