Robert L. Straub


Robert L. Straub, 77, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Born April 18, 1940, in Columbus, he was the son of Leonard and Ethel (O’Neal) Straub. On April 18, 1959 in Duluth, MN, he married Marie J. Strand, this union was blessed with two children. Robert moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 1983. He retired from Community Savings Bank of South Florida in 2005. Robert was of the Baptist Faith and attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Columbus.

Survivors include his son, Terry (Angela) Straub of Elizabethtown, Indiana; his daughter, Shari (Norman) French of Gloucester, Virginia; his sister, Wilma-Straub Evans of Cape Coral, Florida; his brother, Claude (Marie) Aldrich of Lake Wales, Florida; grandchildren, Ashley (Matthew) Dwyer of Columbus, Brandon (Chelsea) Straub of Carbondale, Illinois, Matthew French, Norman French Jr., Jeremy French and Cherie Gothreau, all of Gloucester, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Savannah Dwyer of Columbus, Tristan and Eden French of Gloucester, Virginia; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan C. Custer, whom he married on June 7, 1987 and who passed September 1, 2003; and one grandson, Justin Robert Pavlick.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in South Florida. In lieu of flowers family request memorials be given to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Friends can sign the guestbook or share a favorite memory at