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Julie M. Straub


Julie M. Straub, 73, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2020 at the James Cancer Hospital due to complications from Covid-19.  Julie was the eldest of ten children, born July 22, 1946 to John “Jack” T. Straub, Sr. and Joan “Jonnie” Berry Straub.  She is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Richard.  Julie is survived by siblings:  John (Kim), Danny (Alice), Paul (Nan), Sally (Jerry Kamman), Kitty (Steve Hemingway), Berry, Mary, and Marty (Christine).  Additionally, she is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and a great nephew.  Julie was a graduate of St. Mary of the Springs Academy, Ohio Dominican College (ODU), and The Ohio State University.  Julie loved to cook, and in the 1970’s Julie was the kitchen manager at the Agora on High Street and had a catering business.  In the years that followed, she taught English and was the assistant principal at St. Joseph Academy.  Also, she provided reading support at St. Timothy School.  We are grateful to Dr. Katie Wang, Dr. Craig Laufenberg, and the nurses and staff on the 11th Floor ICU North for their compassionate care of Julie.  She will be remembered for her best and brightest qualities:  her intellect, fun loving spirit, sincerity, acceptance and tolerance of others, strong Catholic faith, and love of family.  At this time no service is planned.  If desired, donations may be made in Julie’s name to Ohio Dominican University, Advancement Office, 1216 Sunbury Rd, Columbus, OH 43219.  Arrangements entrusted to Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society.

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  • Doug Brownfield says:

    Julie was full of life and presented a very caring personality. She blended fun with responsibility and was nice to be around. I will miss her, she was my friend.

  • Darryl price says:

    That beautiful picture says it all. This was a classy lady, a beautiful spirit with a lot of courage and grace. She was my friend. She knew how to have fun . But also how to show care and concern for others. Love you and miss you.

  • Mark Gridley says:

    I would echo Doug and Daryl. It was obvious to most of us: Julie had a big heart. She was special in many, many ways. And her passing leaves a wound that will be slow to heal.

  • Doug Roberts says:

    Julie was a year older than me. As she was the older sister of John, my good friend, I related to Julie in that way, kind of as an older sister. I did not have an older sister and she filled that role for me. I would come to her for advice or with problems knowing I would get a sympathetic ear and never judged. In that role she held a unique place in my life. I am grateful for that.

    Yes, Julie was fun loving. She knew how to get a party started. I considered it to be a gift she had.

    It saddens me deeply that she is gone. She was pretty special.

  • Mary Clifford Karalexis says:

    My twin sister Ann and I met Julie & her family when we moved from Indiana to Ohio after our mother died in the late1950’s. We kept a happy friendship through grade school, high school, and college despite attending different schools.
    Ann & she had their first job together as “soda jerks” in Tremont Pharmacy, not far from our houses. I just “watched”!
    Our contacts were less frequent starting in the 1970’s. But the friendship was never lost. I lived in an apartment with her on Beacon Hill, Boston MA during my first teaching year in Quincy MA. It was my good fortune too because it was through Julie that I met my husband that year. She had a sparkle and drive to enjoy life.
    I wish Blessings and peace to her entire Family.
    Mary Clifford KARALEXIS.

  • Darryl Price says:

    Before this page disappears off the internet and Julie is slowly forgotten, I just wanted to add a few more words. She was a wonderful person. Do you know how rare that is? She touched the lives of all those who knew her. They were all better for it. We benefitted from her presence like no one else I know. That is so special. She was very sensitive. Yet she could be strong and decisive and act with great courage. For those who didn’t know her, let me just say you couldn’t have asked for a better friend or companion. Goodbye, good friend, thanks for being you.

  • Brad says:

    Julie was a great friend and always had great compassion if you needed a listening ear. She was full of life and love. We all learned a lot from Julie about living a caring life. She will be missed.

  • Lois and Bill Weston says:

    I grew up near St. Mary’s of the Springs and it brought back memories of seeing the name again. She was very pretty and I know it was difficult to lose her. I even remember the Agora on OSU’s campus. My paths may have crossed hers but I don’t know. I also remember St.Joseph Academy where I had friends who attended. Her birthday was the same day as my mom’s. I believe I would have liked her had I known her. -Lois

  • Peggy McCourt says:

    Hey Jules – I have already been missing you. So sorry we lost touch.
    I think of you often and if I listen carefully I can just catch the sound of your throaty gigglelaugh… so many memories. Love
    Cousin Peggy McCourt
    Would love to hear from my Straub cousins
    mhmccourt@peoplepc.com

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