Veda Joanne Straub, 73, of Danville, PA passed
away peacefully surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with
PAH (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension) on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at her
residence. She was born July 3, 1945 in Danville, PA; the daughter of the
late William W., Sr. and Henrietta M. Wray Wilt.
Veda graduated from Danville Area High School
in 1963 and from Western Union School in 1964 in Washington, New Jersey.
She is survived by her devoted husband, William
Straub, Jr. whom she married on May 8, 1970. They were married for 48 years.
Veda was employed at Danville State Hospital in
Medical Records from where she retired in 1995 after 30 years of service.
She also worked part-time and/or volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House of
Danville, Southern Columbia school library and Danville Head start Programs.
Veda was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church
where she taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Women of the
Moose and served on the Montour County Children and Youth Advisory Board.
She enjoyed cooking, dancing to the “oldies”
with her husband, playing Bingo, going to the casinos and hanging out with
her family. Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with children.
In addition to her husband, Veda is survived by
two daughters; Melissa Musiano of Elysburg, and Cynthia Gregory and her
husband Richard of Pottsville, two step-daughters; Darla Stafford of
Watsontown; and Belva Delcamp and her husband David of Berwick. She is also
survived by eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren with one on
the way; and several nieces and nephews. Veda is also survived by three
sisters; Donna Vitale of Danville, Patty Keppler and her husband Patrick of
Danville and Norma Hinkleman and her husband Ron, of Cogan Station.
In addition to her parents, Veda is preceded in
death by two brothers, William Wilt, Jr. and James Wilt; and two sisters;
Helen Longenberger and Pearl Richardson; one step-daughter, Myrna Straub;
two nieces, MaryLou Wiser and Debbie Reynolds; and two nephews, Richard
Aucker and Lester Aucker.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a
Celebration of Veda’s Life on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM at
Trinity Lutheran Church, 241 East Market Street, Danville, PA 17821 with the
Reverend Trevor J. Hahn officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Veda’s
memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunday School Program, P.O. Box 417,
Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements were under the direction of the
Visneski Funeral Home 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.