An Enduring Impact – A Tribute to our Friend
Nearly a week ago, our community lost a fierce advocate. Our friend and former colleague, Dan Strick, tragically passed away last Tuesday, January 30, 2024.
Dan joined Aunt Martha’s in the mid-1980s as a project coordinator in our Joliet office. Over the course of 15+ years, Dan’s role expanded significantly to include grant writing and community engagement and after establishing Aunt Martha’s presence in Kankakee working with runaway youth in our Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services (CCBYS) program, he took on high level leadership roles, including Business Manager and General Manager before leaving to pursue new opportunies in 2001.
For those who had the honor of knowing Dan personally, we knew him to be a truly genuine, caring individual – a person who took a sincere interest in those around him, encouraging them to see and ultimately achieve their true potential. I will personally be forever grateful to Dan for bringing me into the organization 31 years ago when he served as Business Manager. It goes without saying that Dan left an indelible mark on the organization and there is no doubt his efforts significantly contributed to our success over the years.
Illustrative of the generosity Dan displayed throughout his life, in lieu of flowers, his family has requested donations to Aunt Martha’s or Sertoma Star Services in his honor. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dan’s family and friends during this difficult time. Please join us in mourning the loss of a truly inspiring individual. May you rest in peace.
An obituary is available here.