Strauss last rites and funeral services were conducted
by Reverend Ernest Holmes, founder
of the Institute of Religious Science.
Starting in 1934 Religious Science services were held
at the Wiltern Theatre to accommodate
the large audiences. See history at Wiltern Theatre, Wikipedia
and Religious Science, Wikipedia
[“An engineer who frequented his purchasing
office became curious about the books on philosophy
and metaphysics and assorted other subjects he had
around him, and asked to borrow some of them. After
a while, the engineer suggested inviting a few friends
to his house one evening and having Ernest talk to
them.” Could the engineer have been Strauss?
Probably not in 1916.]