Mr. Straw had been a resident of North Ridgeville for many years. He was employed as a tool repairman at Superior Pneumatic in Westlake for 47 years. He enjoyed collecting model cars and country music. His greatest joy was to spend time with his beloved family.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol (nee Dotson); one daughter, Crystal Wilkes of Wellington; one son, Alford Straw of Elyria; two granddaughters, Cassandra and Bridget Wilson; a great-granddaughter, Audri Bolton; and one sister, Charlotte Rose of Enterprise, West Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Gennivie (nee Weston) Straw; one sister, Deanna Ross; and one brother, Bernard Straw.
The family will receive friends Monday November 18, 2013, from 5 to 7 P.M., at the Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Rd., (at Stoney Ridge Rd.), North Ridgeville. The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 11 A.M., at the funeral home. Reverend Gerald Flury, Pastor of North Ridgeville Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to The American Heart Association.