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Birch Grove Mennonite Church
Friday December 17th, 2021
10:00am - 1:00pm

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Birch Grove Mennonite Church
Friday December 17th, 2021

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Robert D. Strait, Sr.

Robert D. Strait, Sr. “an irreplaceable, one of a kind, amazing man”

TURTLEPOINT, Pa.---Robert D. “Farmer” Strait, Sr., 88, a lifelong resident of Turtlepoint, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, in the Boone Health Hospital, Columbia, Missouri, after being taken ill on his way home from his annual hunting trip in Colorado.
Born on Saturday, February 11, 1933, in Turtlepoint, he was a son of Gaylord and Elizabeth Knapp Strait. On January 25, 1957, in Port Allegany, he married Dorothy A. Johnson Strait, who passed away on March 29, 2014.
Bob was a 1951 graduate of Port Allegany High School. For over 70 years, Bob worked for Annin Township, working until this past summer. He served as Highway supervisor for over 50 years. He started working for the township at the age of 12. He was also a lifelong dairy farmer.
For many years, he was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Port Allegany, a life member of the NRA, a member of the PA Farm Bureau, a member of the PA Farm Association, a member of the PA Clean Ways, and a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He enjoyed hunting. His true love was his family and his farm.
Surviving are a son, George A. Strait, Sr. of Turtlepoint; a daughter, Judy E. (Don) Dickerson of Shinglehouse; six grandchildren, Amy, Jennie (Eddie), Bill, Nicole, George Jr., and Aaron; six great-grandchildren, Chase, Xavier, Cassandra, Damion, Adelaide, Michaela, and Tavian; a sister-in-law, Barbara Yeager of Smethport; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Bob was predeceased by a daughter, Ann Marie Strait; a son, Robert D. “Bobby” Strait, Jr.; and an infant granddaughter.
Family and friends may call fro 10am to 1pm on Friday, December 17, 2021, at the Birch Grove Mennonite Church, Two Mile Road, Port Allegany, where funeral services will follow at 1pm with Pastor Dale Detweiler, officiating. Burial will follow in the Annin Creek Cemetery, Turtlepoint.
Flowers are respectfully declined. Memorials in Bob’s name may be made to the Annin Creek Cemetery, c/o Betty Howard, 1844 Annin Creek Road, Turtlepoint, PA 16750.
Bob’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bob, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Due the high incidence of COVID-19, properly worn facial coverings and social distancing will be strictly enforced.


Bob was one of those wonderful surprises in my life. I never knew of all my lineage in the Annin Creek area, but once I discovered the Annin Creek Cemetery, this of course led to Bob. On a visit from NM we stopped in & chatted for several hours & it was a joy to spend time with him & meet his family. Thank you, Bob for opening your heart & your front door to a stranger who then became a friend & relative!
Our blessings to all his family,
Christine & John

CHRISTINE A. HOLLEY Dec 29 2021 11:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Strait, Sr.

Don and Judy Dickerson Dec 25 2021 5:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Strait, Sr.

Jennie and Eddie Dec 22 2021 8:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Strait, Sr.

Jen, Eddie, and Damion Dec 22 2021 8:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Strait, Sr.

Dave & Carolyn Gustin Dec 20 2021 6:57 PM

A photo was added for Robert D. Strait, Sr.

Jennie, Eddie, and Damion Dec 20 2021 6:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Strait, Sr.

jami bonawitz Dec 20 2021 6:40 AM

Bob was such a great man. He has a a infections smile, and a huge heart. We always looked forward to his Colorado hunting trips. I am thankful that my father and him were life long friends and hunting partners. Bob will be missed. I can see them up there telling hunting stories. Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

Cheryl Gardiner Carver Dec 15 2021 1:26 AM

Bob had a fantastic personality and a great sense of humor. He always had a smile for everyone he saw! I am.so grateful he and my dad were life long friends and that made Bob part of my whole life! He was our extended family and we all always looked forward to the times we could see each other. He will be missed by many but will live on in our hearts and memories! God bless

Carla Fetzer Dec 14 2021 11:50 AM

My heartfelt condolences,
Love & prayers,

Anita Mead Dec 14 2021 10:45 AM

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