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Martin Elwell Strawn III

July 6, 1953 - August 27, 2019

Martin Elwell Strawn III, Marty passed away August 27th in his favorite recliner cigarette in
hand due to natural causes in his home in Holiday, FL. A renowned Elite Gymnast he competed
in his hometown of Cherry Hill, NJ winning a scholarship to Georgia Southern University under
the direction of Hiyoshi Takaei. Marty parlayed his talents into becoming a Professional High
Diver with the U.S. High Diving Team and performed in Great Adventure NJ, Magic Mountain,
CA and Acapulco, Mexico finishing 3rd on ABC’s Wide World of Sports. A natural born teacher
with an emphasis on fun and self appreciation Marty shared his love of gymnastics with
thousands of students, inspiring many to receive Athletic Scholarships, national rankings and
even a National Champion, Jennifer Sey as described in her book “Chalked Up”.
Marty is survived by the “Love of his Life” Faye Anderson Strawn, his beloved daughter
Christina Jean Strawn and his loving son Benjamin Martin Strawn all of Holiday, FL. He also
leaves behind his very close brother Thomas Scott Strawn, Scotty of 7777 W. Bancroft St., Apt.
6B Toledo, OH 43617. The Family is asking that in Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made
to Benjamin Strawn c/o Scotty Strawn at the above mentioned address. Donations will be used
for Ben’s relocation and career aspirations. Please make checks payable: Benjamin and/or Scott
Strawn. For further information contact: [email protected] or [email protected]
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