Straka Joseph Straka, age 94, born October 24, 1919 in Lakewood, Ohio passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 at his home in Dublin, Ohio. Preceded in death by his parents Mike and Mary (Roskos) Straka, two sisters Ann Straka Freitag Mary Straka Vedder, and two brothers Michael and John Straka. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Lucy Ann Wolfe Straka originally from DeGraff, Ohio; and his three children, Mary Ann (Patrick) Straka Schrote, Joann (Mark) Straka Rosenberg, and James (Hilarie) Straka; and five grandchildren, Mallory (Matthew) Straka Cohen, Benjamin (Jenna ) Rosenberg, M. Sean Rosenberg, Spencer and Rachel Schrote; and niece, Marilyn (Stan) Vedder DeMoor. Joe attended Lakewood High School, Western Reserve University, Baldwin Wallace College. He was a Marine, Mason, a Shriner-Al Koran, and member of the American Legion. Joe loved his family, golf, card games, music, travel and a good joke. A celebration of Joe's life will be held at the Dublin Retirement Village, 6470 Post Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, c/o HCR Manor Care Foundation, 333 North Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43699-0086; or The First Tee of Central Ohio, 7309 East Livingston Avenue, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/madden
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 11, 2013