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Donald D. Straub, 85, of Riverside, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. He resided in Riverside for more than 52 years. He was affectionately known has "Duck" and "Strauby".
He was born June 26, 1932, in Frackville, a son of the late Paul "Tex" and Dorothy (Dresher) Straub.

He graduated from the Frackville Area High School in 1950, where he was co?captain of the football team. Donald continued his education at Bloomsburg State College, graduating with a bachelor's degree. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955.
For more than 24 years, Donald was employed by the Danville Area School District as a junior high school history and government teacher until his retirement.
Donald was a member of Grove Presbyterian Church, where he served in many capacities, a member of the Danville Elks Lodge and South Side Fire Company. He had also been involved with Habitat For Humanity, Emergency Management Planning (Riverside Borough), Danville YMCA and the Danville Little League.
Donald was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed activities such as trapping, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed attending local athletic events, including watching his grandchildren participate as athletes.

Survivors include his two daughters, Holly R. Straub, of Vermillion, S.D., and Allison A. Maloney and husband Bill, of Danville; four grandchildren, Jasmine M. Maloney, of Lancaster, Josh Maloney, Logan Maloney, and Riley Maloney, all of Danville; brother, Paul Straub, and wife Adele, of Dowagiac, Mich.; and sister, Nancy Elchisak and husband John "Jack", of Webster, N.Y.
In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alma L. (Haines) Straub.

A time of visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by funeral at 11, at Grove Presbyterian Church in Danville, with the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Andrews, Pastor Emeritus, officiating.
Graveside committal services will immediately follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville. Military honors will be presented by the Danville American Legion Post 40.

Memorial contributions in Donald's memory may be made to Grove Presbyterian Church, 376 Bloom St., Danville, PA 17821, or South Side Fire Company, P.O. Box 56 Riverside, PA 17868.

The Allen Funeral Home, Inc., is honored to be serving the Straub family.
A Memorial Tribute Page in Donald's honor is available at www.Allen?FuneralHome.com.
Published on January 9, 2018
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