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William Joseph Straub, 89, of Fernandina Beach passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at his home.
Born in Hastings on Hudson, New York, he was a son of the late Adam and Marion Abbott Straub.
After service in the U. S. Navy he spent many years owning and operating his own business, Capital Inventory, a firm which inventoried hospital pharmacies.
After making his home for a number of years in Woodstock, Georgia he and his wife, Louise, moved to Fernandina Beach 17 years ago. In Fernandina Beach he enjoyed family and friends and his passion for golf.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Straub was predeceased by a son, Adam Charles Straub and two brothers, Adam Straub and John Staub.
He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Louse Straub of Fernandina Beach; his children, William J. (Magdola) Straub, Jr. of Cartersville, Georgia, Elizabeth Ann Ruotolo of Boca Raton, Florida, John Edward Straub of Boca Raton, Florida, Charles Adam Straub of Del Ray, Florida, Marion Susan Demorest of West Haven, Connecticut, Sarah Walton (Sean) Bennett of Kingston, Georgia, David Duran (Jackie) Dunn of Fernandina Beach and DeAnna Lynn (Barry) Schempp of Acworth, Georgia; two brothers, Joseph Barnard Straub of Fernandina Beach and Alfred Straub of Dobbs Ferry, New York; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. Chaplain Jackie Hayes of Community Hospice will officiate.
After the service Mr. Straub invites those attending to join them at the Sandbar Restaurant to celebrate and remember his life.
JACK ASCHENBACH November 8, 2019
With a heavy heart please accept the Aschenbach family condolences. Bill was not only my Friend, he was a true inspiration filled with life. He touched so many and I am Proud to have been a small part of his outstanding life. He is the Epitome of a great human being. I will miss him, but there will never be room to forget all the smiles he put on my face. Rest in peace my friend. We�ll tee it up some day.
BOOTS FARLEY November 8, 2019
Saddened to hear this news. Bill was a great guy and will be missed by all that were lucky enough to know him!
KEN BRANHOIN November 8, 2019
Only meet him 10+- times. Feel like I�ve know him my whole life. Now he�s in God�s foursome. RIR Mr. Straub
NICOLE BRUMME November 8, 2019
I�m so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Straub was a wonderful man. I will keep the family in my prayers.
DEANNE GRAY November 8, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Bill�s passing. No one will ever look as dapper in pink. He was a good man and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
TIM COOPER, NORTHERN CHAPTER PRESIDENT November 9, 2019
On behalf of the Northern Chapter PGA, I offer my condolences to the Straub Family. Mr. Straub was a friend, parter and supporter of the Northern Chapter PGA, and epitomized everything that is great about the game we play and love. We are deeply saddened by his passing, and will miss him mightily.
JEANNIE HARRIS November 9, 2019
Lee and I are so very sorry to hear about Bill..You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God see everyone through this sad time
MIKE LYNCH, PGA November 9, 2019
Bill was a good man, who always brightened the room he entered. He will be missed. Our prayers are will you.
LARRY AND DARLENE SOPER November 10, 2019
Our most sincere condolences go out to Louise and the Straub family. Bill fought the good fight, finished the race, kept the faith. God speed Bill you will be missed until we meet again.
BOB AND ANGIE EGGLESTON November 10, 2019
Blessings and Peace to you and the Family as Bill enters the Heavenly Banquet with The Father and his family above.
CATHERINE BARRIERE November 10, 2019
My Deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to the Family.Mr.Bill was such an amazing man and will be misses.My prayers goes out to you all .
GERRY FARR November 11, 2019
Has few equals sadly missed
GERRAN AND ROCHELLE COLEMAN November 11, 2019
We are truly sorry to hear of Sr.�s Passing. He was a great boss. Our condolences to the family and to the capital company..
ARLINE C. MOORE November 12, 2019
Deanna, Louise, and family, I am deeply sadened by the loss of your father, husband, and loved one. There is honor in a life well lived. There is healing in remembering. There is hope in knowing that love goes on forever. I�m thinking of all of you, of all that you shared, of all the joy of your time together, and of all the love that connected you. Those beautiful memories are just for each of you to remember as time goes on, to help to ease your sorrow and lead the way to peace. May those precious memories keep him alive in your hearts forever. You are in my thoughts and prayers and you have my deepest sympathy.
JACK AND JEAN ALWOOD November 17, 2019
Bill as a good friend and will be missed
DR. PATTI November 23, 2019
He will be missed. His antics and colorful outfits gave everyone a smile when they met him�warm thoughts to Louise and family.,,
JEANNIE POSTEL MATCHETT May 2, 2020
I just found out about your Dad. I am so sorry. I remember him ripping a phone book in half and standing on a tea cup without it breaking Silly things to remember.