April 12, 1949 ~ September 7, 2021

Born in: Youngstown, Ohio
Resided in: Stone Mountain, Georgia

The family of Felicia Lynn Strobhert, nee Storti, regrets to announce her passing on September 7, 2021, at the age of 72 of complications due to Covid-19 coupled with the long-term challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Race to Erase MS.
Felica was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1949. She grew up in Hubbard, Ohio, a suburb of Youngstown. Her parents were Louis Storti and Edith (Williams) Storti. She received a B.A. degree in Education from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio and a two-year degree in computer programming from Dekalb Technical College, now Georgia Piedmont Technical College, in Clarkston, Georgia.

She spent her career in local government in the Atlanta, Georgia area, first in several departments of the State of Georgia, and then several more with the City of Atlanta, retiring in 2004 as a Financial Systems Programmer Analyst Supervisor for the Department of Finance.
Felicia and her husband Joseph E. (Joe) Strobhert Jr. met in the Stein Club, a bar on Atlanta’s Peachtree Street in 1972 and were married on October 31 of that year. They have been together 49 years.

She is survived by her husband Joe and their two feline children Mouse and Emma, by her sister Lois Van Dress and Lois’s husband Andy of Puyallup, Washington, and by her brother Christopher Storti of Tacoma, Washington. She is also missed by her close friends Nancy Bartlett of Decatur, Georgia, Jocelyn Ross of Atlanta, Georgia and Margie Wilson of Port St. Lucie, Florida, all of whom kept her spirits up during a long illness.

Felicia is a devout Roman Catholic, although not in accord with much of the dogma like many other more progressive souls.
There will be no physical service at this time to safeguard everyone from the spread of Covid. In accord with her wishes, she will be cremated. The family wishes to encourage everyone to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the rest of us.

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  1. To Joe and family, So sorry to hear of Falicia’s passing and the reason for it. In school she had such a spirit. Always had a smile and a look of thinking in her eyes. Thought of her often, now I wish I had picked up the phone and called. Hugs to you Joe and all that loved her. I remember her talking about some little ones that she was close to. ❤️🙏🏻❤️

  2. Joe — You know I regret your loss. You know I know how much you and Felicia, for so many years, loved together and cared too for one another. In recent years together especially, you have both shone your courage. Hold close now to the gratitude you both clearly felt for each other. That gratitude is the blessing which keeps the love and its memories alive.

  3. Felicia

    This is my college pal and longest friendship here in Atlanta. 53 years, longer than I had either of my parents. She knew and loved the hippie girl I was, followed me here to Atlanta, and instigated antics that could have inspired quite a movie series. Bart and Flish. I made her wedding dress, she threw me a baby shower, we got jobs and wandered in and out of each other’s lives, then retirements and health challenges brought us back together. Full circle.

    Felicia was a committed and generous friend, always wondering how things were going, praying for us, sending flowers on special days. As she faced countless medical challenges, her words have brought me peace, for her and for my own inevitable demise. “If I die today, I can stand before God and say, ‘Thank you. I had a great life.'”

    My world is different without her here physically. I no longer have her to share the memories of those early years. But we had a great time, a remarkable friendship, and she left me with many reasons to say, “Thank you.” Be kind. Get vaccinated. Help someone else get vaccinated. Keep love in your heart.

  4. CandleImageDear Joe,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Felicia was a sweet and kind person, who was smart and caring. You both have loved our family over the years and also were so giving to our children, and also to us. You both exhibited the right kind of marriage as you showed love and respect to each other. We appreciate your constant care for her as she struggled with daily activities due to her medical issues. She will be greatly missed by us, our children, and their families. May God bring comfort to you!

  5. Joe, Though we are miles apart, I have a fond remembrance of Felicia. We spent many times together when she was a child. I was close to all the family. Hold on to your memories and love for her. Your cousin, Paul Noble

  6. Joe and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Felicia’s sense of humor, energetic personality and how kind she was to all her cousins. She wrote to me when I was facing a difficult time and was very encouraging. I will always remember her fondly.

    Kevin Noble (Paul and Marge’s son)

  7. Having just reconnected with Felicia this summer as I helped to plan our 50th Hiram College Class of 1971 Reunion, I am so sad and heartbroken to hear of her passing. She was both a pip and a joy, and was a lifelong friend, and while we had built lives which were geographically apart, I am grateful for the phone and email conversations we had this summer talking about the challenges of MS and how wonderful Joe was, and then, of course, about all of the laughter, drama, and shenanigans we fondly remembered about our time at Hiram. She was the kind of steadfast friend who made me feel, when we talked, that no time had passed since we had spoken. I will remember her philosophical nature, her wonderful laugh, and her longing for a world which matched the width and breadth of the love she had for it. She reminds me and will always remind me of the words of Bob Schneider’s song, “The World Exploded Into Love” from “The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.”

    “Oh! Is Our Life Just an Illusion?
    There is no need to figure it out.
    Separation exists not in love filled hearts
    But only in your mind,
    The real story’s all around you,
    Even now I feel the power-

    The world exploded into love all around me
    The world exploded into love all around me
    And everytime I take a look around me,
    I have to smile.

    So, every time that I think of “Flish.”
    I will smile.

  8. CandleImageWe were blessed to make this couples acquaintance by way of Mrs. Nancy and her Wonderful husband, we were delighted to share the opportunity to get to know the love and care they shared for one another . Mr. Strobert always made sure when we did the bushes they were just how the Mrs. Liked to see them. 😊 We are saddened for the lost but offer comfort and prayers may all couples learn the wonderful secrets of togetherness that they must have learned to have achieved 49 years of blessings and challenges… Be encouraged your best friend is and always will be remembered Mr. Strobert…. Love to you both connected in spirit always

  9. CandleImageThere is little to add to what we have exchanged through messenger but please accept this small consolation for having lost your other half, Joe. I know how much she means to you.

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