Melanie M. Nicholson Strassburg, 64, of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Cleveland, passed away, Monday, April 28, 2014, following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
She graduated from North Tonawanda High School in 1968, Niagara Community College in 1970 and the University at Buffalo in 1973.
She enjoyed golf, softball, line dancing and ball room dancing. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Cleveland.
She was the daughter of the late Weston and Marjorie (Neale) Nicholson.
She was the beloved wife of James Strassburg; dear mother of Jaime (Michael) Davidson, and Erin Strassburg; grandmother of Nora May Davidson and Kurt Michael Davidson; sister of Chris (Duane) Townsend; sister-in-law of Janice (Paul) Kolbe, Lynne Tavano, Sue (Leon) Szczerbinski; aunt of Amanda Townsend, Kevin Townsend, Mark (Rachelle) Kolbe, Jennifer (Jamie) Elmer, Thomas Zalewski, Rebecca Zalewski, Ann (Owen) DiVico, Sara (Steve) Hannon and John Szczerbinski
Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Road, North Tonawanda, Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
The funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, with the Rev. Keith Knupp officiating.
Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Park.
A guest register is available at frettholdfuneralhome.com.