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Robert G. Straub

August 30, 1926 — October 8, 2023

Robert G. Straub, 97, of Bethlehem Township died Sunday October 8, 2023 at Country Meadows in Bethlehem Township. Born in Easton he was the son of the late Eleanor (Riha) and Christian Straub. He was married to Dorothy (Bechtel) Straub for 71 years until her death on March 22, 2018.


Robert proudly served his country in the Pacific Theatre during WWII in the US Navy on the USS Tucson. When he returned home he attended the University of Notre Dame graduating in 1950. He then went to work at the Allentown State Hospital retiring in 1988 after 34 years as the head of the recreation department. After retirement he worked at Country Meadows Nursing Home as a driver for several years.


Robert will be lovingly remembered by his son, Steven Straub and wife Terri, daughters, Christine wife of Patrick Connell and Suzanne wife of Rick Bowers; grandchildren, Anne wife of Rolando “Curly” Ramirez, Captain USN Retired, Matthew Connell and companion, Heather Rudolph, Jennifer wife of Zach Krage, Amy wife of Derek Broadmeyer, Christian Straub and companion, Anastasia DeVol; great grandchildren; Allison, Ben, Daniel, Samantha and Lola. Robert was preceded in death by his brother, John “Jack” Straub, sister, Eleanor Richardson, and grandson, Nicholas Connell.


A viewing will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 3219 Santee Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery in Bethlehem. Arrangements Connell Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

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