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of Alexandria, Virginia died peacefully with family by his side Friday, September 22, 2017. Peter was born June 10, 1938 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Peter and Anna Dooley Straub. He was the beloved husband of 50 years to Elaine Straub; loving father of Jennifer (Mark) Higgins, Laura Lowman, Robyn (Ryan Cansler) Straub, dog Buddy; cherished grandfather of Christian Peter, Faith, Julia and Andrew; brother of John C. Straub and uncle to James, Catherine and William Straub. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Raymond “Jim” Straub and nephew Thomas J. Straub. Peter served in the United States Army in the early 1960’s. He received his BA from Kings College in 1966 and his MA in Economics from Catholic University in 1972. Peter worked for the government for over thirty years at the DOD, SEC, and Department of Labor. After government retirement, he worked for the Bricklayers Pension Fund retiring in 2006.
Peter was a determined individual who worked for everything in life. He fought until the end, but lost his battle with glioblastoma. He was a spiritual man, long term member of AUMC, an avid softball player, great storyteller and gregarious friend to many. He spoiled his daughters and Jack Russell terriers endlessly. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was truly one of a kind who would literally give the shirt off his back to anyone. He will be missed dearly.
Relatives and friends may gather at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr., Alexandria VA, Friday September 29, 2017 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM. A memorial service will be held at Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale , VA 22003 on Saturday, September 30 at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Peter’s name to Thomas J. Straub Wrestling Scholarship Foundation. 140 Grieb Road Wallingford, CT 06492. Please view and sign the family guestbook online at www.jeffersonfuneralchapel.com.


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Visitation

Friday

29

Sep

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Visitation

Friday

29

Sep

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Service

Saturday

30

Sep

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Annandale United Methodist Church Cemetery

6935 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003

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