Just short of his 78th birthday, Thomas Stratton passed away on March 21, 2023, after living with Parkinson’s disease for many years. The son of Everett and Elsa (Munch) Stratton, Thomas Stratton was raised on Long Island, and in Westchester County, where he attended Lakeland High School. He was a graduate of SUNY New Paltz, earning both a B.S. and an M.S. in Art Education before spending a decade teaching.
During the following years, he dedicated himself to painting. Watercolors were his métier and nature his inspiration. His works were exhibited in numerous one-person and group shows in New York, Montreal, and throughout the Northeast. In later years, he shifted to acrylics and oils, but nature continued to be his main subject.
Tom was always on the go. His many interests included skiing, windsurfing, fly fishing, and music. Following in the family tradition, he was an avid tinkerer and inventor, who designed and built his own homes (and lots of other stuff!).
Burial took place at Rosendale Plains Cemetery. Tom is survived by his wife, Sally Schultz, his brother and sister-in-law, Richard Stratton and Leslie LeFevre-Stratton, and his cousin, Kathy Munch. Donations in his honor may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation (https://www.parkinson.org/ ) or to the charity of your choice.