Albert Gustav Straub

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Albert Gustav Straub, 96, of Westminster, MD, formerly of Baltimore and Philadelphia, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Carroll Lutheran Village. Albert was born on December 29, 1921 in Philadelphia and was the beloved husband of the late Anita M. (Zimmerman) Straub. Albert was a veteran of the United States Navy and served from 1941-1943. He received his Masters of Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Albert was a physical education teacher for Baltimore County Schools. He was a guidance counselor for Franklin Senior High School and coached basketball, baseball, soccer and track. Albert played the trumpet and cornet for many years. He enjoyed playing many styles of music which included Dixieland, jazz and swing. He played for the Last Chance band in Columbia, MD and with Pier 5 in Baltimore. He also played at opening day for the Baltimore Orioles for many years and at the Oriole Fanfest and the MD Wine Festival in Westminster. Albert was a member of the Wesley Freedom Methodist Church in Eldersburg, MD. Surviving Albert are his children Eric A. "Rick" Straub of Towson, JoAnne L. Harris of Ocean City, and Andrea S. Mikos and husband David of Surf City, NC, 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and his dear friend Hazel Rectanus. A memorial service will be held at Krug Chapel at Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle., Westminster, MD 21157 at a later date at the convenience of the family. Cremation arrangements provided by Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Carroll Lutheran Village Resident's Assistance Fund, 300 St. Luke Circle., Westminster MD 21157. Online condolences may be offered at

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 13, 2018
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