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Mr. Robert John "Bob" Straub

Obituary for Mr. Robert John "Bob" Straub

November 12, 1927 - January 23, 2020
Seven Hills, Ohio | Age 92

Loving Father, Dear Grandfather, Cherished Brother, and Friend of Many


Robert J. "Bob" Straub, age 92, of Seven Hills, Ohio; beloved husband of the late Patsy A. Straub (nee Travis) who passed away in February 2009; loving father of Roberta Straub-Regelbrugge (Jon), Erik Straub, and Kurt Straub; dear grandfather of Alec Straub, Ryan Straub, Lynn Regelbrugge, Charlie Regelbrugge, and Drew Straub; cherished brother of Eleanor Graham (William, deceased); uncle of many nieces and nephews. Bob was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a graduate of J.F. Rhodes High School, served his Aircraft Mechanic's apprenticeship at N.A.C.A. (which became NASA), and received a business degree from Fenn College. Bob served in the U.S. Army Air Corps post World War II as a Flight Crew Chief and Aircraft Mechanic. He was Past President of the Independent Garage Owners of America (IGOA), and was a skilled automobile mechanic and certified aircraft mechanic. He owned and operated Modern Auto Service Co. and R.J. Straub Auto Parts, Inc. in Cleveland. Bob was a faithful, charter member of Seven Hills United Methodist Church, was past Commodore of the Gordon Shore Boat Club in Cleveland, loved fishing and gardening, and was known to be able to fix or repair anything. He passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, and will be dearly remembered for his great sense of humor, and for his ability to talk to and find common ground with anyone he met. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the American Diabetes Association, 4500 Rockside Road Suite 380, Independence, Ohio 44131, or visit The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020, where funeral services will be held at 5:00pm on Saturday. Cremation by Busch Crematory. Interment with U.S. Air Force honors will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 12:30pm.


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