Robert C. Straskulic
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Robert Charles "Stras" Straskulic of Wellesley Hills passed away on June 6th, 2020 in Naples, FL at the age of 73. Born in Scranton, PA, he is preceded in death by his parents Madelyn (Daskievige) Straskulic and Charles Straskulic. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Mary Ellen (Cooney) Straskulic, and their four children Robyn Moore and her husband Randle of TX, Amy Tedesco and her husband Chris of NJ, Abby Straskulic of MA, and Robert Straskulic and his wife Samantha both Captains in the US Army serving in Germany. He has four grandchildren Thomas and Quinn Moore, and Jack and Ryan Tedesco. Bob received his BS and an MBA from Columbia University. He then joined the Gillette Company in the early 70s in their financial division and enjoyed a 34 year career with the company that included assignments in Brazil, Spain, and Germany. He retired in 2005 as Senior Vice President of Finance in the International Division. Upon retirement Bob received a Masters in Theological Studies from Boston College. He was very active in St. Johns Church and the Weston Road Garden Club. Funeral services with covid-19 guidelines are as follows: Visiting hours will be held at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St., (Rt.16) WELLESLEY, Tuesday, June 16 from 4-6pm. A private Funeral Mass will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley Hills. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery, Needham. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in Bobs memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. Online guestbook at

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Published in The Needham Times from Jun. 10 to Jun. 25, 2020.
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June 16, 2020
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Jane Bouwman
June 16, 2020
So sorry for your loss Mary Ellen. Bob was always so fun to be around. Loved our times in Florida. God grant Bob eternal rest.
Jane and Doug Bouwman
June 14, 2020
So sorry to have to say good bye to our long time friend, former colleague, next door neighbor in Brazil and fellow "snowbird ".
Such a Warrior ! And a really nice guy and a great family man. Too young, too soon! We shall miss you and the fun times we shared.
Sam and Ellen
June 12, 2020
Amicus numquam oblivione dlelebitur
Requiescat in Pacem!
Dick George
June 11, 2020
So sorry to hear the passing of Bob. We were garden neighbors at Weston Road Community Gardens. He always took so so much care of his patch of land and the bounty was good to him.

May Bob's memory be a blessing for all.
Michael Tobin
June 11, 2020
Mary Ellen and Family,

I was so sorry to read of the passing of your husband. During
this sad time in your lives, please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Lou Morell DelVecchio
June 10, 2020
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