HALIFAX- Robert Strebi, 92, died on January 23, in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Lucerne, Switzerland, on July 16, 1926, and came to the United States as a young man in his early 20s with his wife Hedi. He attended Columbia University where he received his architectural degree. Mr. and Mrs. Strebi spent their professional lives in New Jersey where Mr. Strebi worked for a firm and Mrs. Strebi for a New York City lingerie company.
They loved to visit their dear friends, the Grobs, who lived in Halifax, and soon found themselves falling in love with the Vermont hills. They bought a piece of land in Halifax in the early ‘60s and built a house. Mr. and Mrs. Strebi were both able to remain in their beloved home until their deaths.
Their love for Vermont found them eager to leave their professional lives behind on Friday afternoons and travel the five hours north to their mountain home for rest and relaxation. Mr. Strebi loved sailing and was a member of a sailing club in Vermont. He also had a love for riding his motorcycle and would often go on long treks exploring the countryside. He also loved his long walks, even on the coldest of winter days.
He was proud of his simple, independent lifestyle and found contentment in reading as many books as he could put his hands on. His kind and inquisitive personality made him a popular friend to many as well as some very special friends who will miss him dearly. Mr. Strebi was preceded in death by his wife.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 9, at 11 am, at the Halifax Center Cemetery, Jacksonville Stage Road.