Robert Edward Straub, 92, of Robbinsville, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Compassionate Care Hospice at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, he attended schools in Selinsgrove, Sunbury and graduated from Northumberland High School.
Robert was a U.S. Navy Veteran during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the coveted Submarine Qualification Insignia and the Submarine Combat Insignia while serving aboard a submarine in the Southwest Pacific. His main duties were that of radio/sonar operator. His membership associations were the United States Submarine Veterans of WWII, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
During 1947 and 1948 he attended electronic engineering school in Chicago. Upon completion of the schooling he was employed by Westinghouse Electric Company at both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities for 23 years. Robert held positions as television analyzer, quality control, patrol inspector, test supervisor, production engineer and assistant manager on a government electronic project. The last 17 years of his employment
he was a quality control supervisor with Johnson and Johnson Company in Milltown, NJ.
Predeceased by his parents, Russell and Kathryn Straub; his son, Stephen Straub; and his siblings, Gladys, Mae, William and Charles Straub; Robert is survived by his daughter, Brenda Hess and her husband, Billy of Glade Hill, VA; his daughter-in-law, Christine Straub and his grandson, Craig Straub, both of Glenburn, ME; and his granddaughter, Erica and her husband Aaron Mutty of Holden, ME.
The Straub Family extends their deep appreciation to the nursing staff and caregivers at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Compassionate Care Hospice at Robert Wood Johnson for the care and attention Robert received during his illness
Graveside services, Naval Honors and interment will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 1:00 p.m at Cloverleaf Memorial Park, Route 1 and Route 35, Woodbridge, NJ. For GPS directions use 999 US Highway 1 South, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095; (732-634-2211).
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to the American Cancer Society by visiting In Memory Of at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown, NJ.