Jeffrey S. Strothmann

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 February 2023 at 8:25 am

MIDDLEPORT – Jeffrey S. Strothmann, 58, peacefully passed away on February 18, 2023, surrounded by his family.

He was born on December 11, 1964 in Hempstead, New York to the late George and Jean (Huntley) Strothmann.

Jeff graduated in 1983 from Corning East High School and went on to earn an associate’s degree in technology from Corning Community College. He started his own commercial two-way radio sales and service business, Wavelength Communications, which allowed him to work and be a stay-at-home dad.  Jeff always had the answers to everyone’s mechanical and/or electronics problems and was more than happy to help others.

He was an amateur radio operator, earning his HAM radio advanced license, and was also a lifelong sailor. Jeff was an active member of the Tuscarora Yacht Club since 1997. During his time with the club, he served on the board and was appointed commodore in 2018. His biggest joy in life was spending time with his family and his friends. He will be fondly remembered as a loving father, husband, and friend to many.

He is predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Strothmann, and his beloved lab, Annie.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 26 years, Bethann Lewis-Strothmann; two children, Justin and Lauryn Strothmann; brother, George (Elizabeth) Strothmann Jr. of Painted Post NY; and brother-in-law, Craig (Julie) Lewis of Lockwood NY; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State Street, Middleport NY 14105 on Friday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral service will be held at the Middleport United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jeffrey’s name may be made to the Tasha Strong Foundation, at, venmo: @thetashastrongfoundation, or The TashaStrong Foundation, C/O Colin Healy- President, 104 McNair Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221.

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