Funeral services for the late Martin Strauss, New York lace importer, who died Sunday of a heart ailment in his Summer home at 25-17 Ocean Crest boulevard, Far Rockaway, were held yesterday at the West End Synagogue, 160 West Eighty-second street, of which Mr. Strauss was treasurer and trustee. Interment was at Maimonides Cemetery, Cypress Hills.
Dr. Nathan Stern, rabbi of West End Synagogue, officiated. He was assisted by Rabbi Hyman Schachtel and Cantor Siegfried Philip.
Born sixty-seven years ago in New York City, the deceased was the son of the late Isaac and Babette Strauss. He was graduated from the old New York College. When he was fifteen years old, he entered the employ of J. K. Stiefel and Company, now located at 1071 Sixth avenue, with which he remained throughout his life.
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Rising rapidly, Mr. Strauss a number of years ago became senior partner and head of the firm, a position which he held at the time of his death.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Annie Jackson Strauss, who is active in many Jewish organizations; two sons, Sydney and Isaac Strauss; two daughters, Mrs. Babette Ransohoff and Mrs. Henriette Schachtel; two brothers, Bernard and Julius Strauss, and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Appell.