Carol (Strode) Straub, 84, of Frederick and formerly of Catasauqua, King of Prussia and Red Hill, wife of James Swoyer Straub for 62 years, passed away Sunday at Frederick Living.

Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel (Griffiths) Strode.

Carol graduated from Ursinus College and Drexel University. Before retiring, she was the Director of the Montgomery County Library System. Carol enjoyed gardening, crafts, painting, knitting, reading and playing Scrabble. 

Surviving along with her husband is a daughter Karen Lee Straub, wife of Greg Wallace of Upper Pottsgrove; a son Karl Erich Straub, husband of Desi, of Atlanta, GA and sisters Joan Koch, wife of Jerry, Judy Haftel, wife of Warren and Judy Strode.  Also surviving are grandchildren Christopher Straub-Wallace, husband of Mackenzie of Manayunk and Kristin Wallace, wife of Robert Sutton of Lower Pottsgrove, Kelli Straub and  Kimberly Straub, both of Atlanta, GA and great-grandchildren Emily, Sophia, & Landon Wallace-Sutton. She is predeceased by a sister Nancy Myers, a brother James Strode and beloved grandson Kyle Straub.

A Memorial service will be celebrated 11:00 AM Friday at Frederick Living Chapel, 2849 Big Road in Frederick with Warren Haftel officiating.  Visitation will be Friday from 10:30 – 11:00 AM also at Frederick Living Chapel.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 or through the website

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