CUYAHOGA FALLS - Warren O. Strub was a true "gentle-man" in every sense of the word. Born January 7, 1924 in Beaver Falls, PA, Warren lived a full and blessed life, passing away in his home of 67 years in Cuyahoga Falls on Sept. 20, 2019. Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle (Guy) and Walter R. Strub.
Warren and his high school sweetheart, Anna Mae (Cline), were happily married 63 years before her death in 2006. He is survived by his son, Mike (Janice) R. Strub of Little River, SC; daughter, Patty (Curtis Nunnery) A. Strub of Chicago, IL; grandsons, Curtis and Julian, both of Chicago, IL; sister, Jean Becze of Crete, IL; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends…all who dearly love him.
Warren grew up along the Ohio River, the fifth of six children. He graduated from East Liverpool High School, where he won the prestigious "Bill Booth Award" in football. He was recruited by Mount Union College and proudly played for the Purple Raiders. After a semester, he delayed college to join the U.S. Army Air Corps and served during WWII in the Pacific as a bombardier. He was called up in the Korean War and assigned as an instructor. Upon discharge and returning to "Mount", Warren graduated with a degree in chemistry and worked as an analytical chemist for Goodyear Tire for 35 years. (Warren thought his 34 years of retirement were the "best job of his life".) Warren built a boat for his family and friends to enjoy on Berlin Reservoir. He took road trips with his family that covered the continental U.S. Warren loved riding a bicycle from the time he was a young boy until his legs got tired, just a few years ago. He reminisced of riding his brother’s motorcycle, with his friend Ray, to Coney Island before the war and sleeping under the boardwalk there. Warren and Anna Mae took up square-dancing in the 60’s where they helped start the "Wa-hoo" square dance club and made friends that lasted a lifetime. Above all, Warren was kind to everyone he met, and all fondly remember his big smile.
In tribute to a great man and in celebration of a wonderful life, a memorial service will be held at Cuyahoga Falls First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, on October 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the church. (CFNP, 10/13/19)