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“Happy Easter Dad, We are all thinking about you today. We miss you so much and remembering all the family get together's we once shared, we...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: From your Loving Family - Tampa, GA

“Dear Dad, Wanted to wish you a Happy Valentines Day. We know you are and never were into all the gushy stuff with what comes around this time of...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: From your Loving Family - Tampa, FL

“Merry Christmas in Heaven Dear Dad, We are thinking about you this Christmas day but you are always on our minds everyday. This Christmas has...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Your Loving family - Tampa, FL

“Dear Dad, thinking about you today but I do it everyday since you died. Can't believe that you have been gone for 2 years already, the time has...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: From your Loving Family - Tampa, FL

“Happy Father's day Dad! It's been a rough week for me as knowing this day would come, holidays and special days like today is always emotional and...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“****In Loving Memory**** Forever in Heart I remember your face I remember your smile I remember your voice I remember your tenderness I...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“HAPPY 86th BIRTHDAY DADDY!! Dad, if you would still be with us today we would be celebrating your special day with you. It's still hard to imagine...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“Dad...Happy Easter! Just finished writing Mom wishing her the same...Sometimes I feel strange writing to you and Mom because your not here, but in...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY Dear Dad, Thinking about you today, but you are always on my mind everyday. The saying goes that you don't realize how...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“*******MERRY CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN******* Dear Dad, Wishing you a Merry Christmas in Heaven. We all miss you so much, the days and months that go...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“Dear Dad, Today has been 1 year that you have been gone now, its really hard to believe all this time has passed. It seems like just yesterday...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“Dear Dad, Thinking about you and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving in Heaven. Just finished writing to Mom. All of us miss you so much and love you...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“Dad, Wanted to tell you that all of us were thinking about you yesterday. Dan finally got married to his longtime girlfriend Jessy, I know you...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“Dear Dad, All of us wanted to tell you that you are a Great Grandpa again, Michelle delivered a 9lb 8oz baby Girl, her name is Lili Estelle. I...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy, Kaaren, Kaye, Kris - Tampa, FL

“Dear Dad, Even though you are now with Mom and up in Heaven with her, I'm still here and today is a very special day for both of you and for us...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy, Kaaren, Kaye, Kris - Tampa, FL

“Dear Dad, I meant to write to you yesterday as it's been 10 years already since you passed away but it was really a long day and by the time I...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy, Kaaren, Kaye, Kris - Tampa, FL

“Dear Dad, Happy Father's Day! It's been 6 months today that you have been gone from our lives,not a day has gone by Dad that we haven't thought...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“Dear Dad, We all wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday today. If you would have not passed away we would have celebrated together your 85th birthday...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Your loving family - Tampa, FL

“I was so startled to see a death date for your dad while doing research on I just finished watching your beautiful video tribute to...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Cindy Chenoweth Wheeler - CA

“HAPPY EASTER Dear Dad, Just wrote a note to Mom to tell her you are with her now. Today is a nice day and is Easter, can't believe its been...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy, Kaaren, Kaye, Kris - Tampa, FL

“HAPPY VALENTINES DAY Dad, thinking about you today as its a day for remembering you and to say I love you. I'll always forever miss you and the...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Kris Klein - Tampa, FL - Daughter

“Dad, today we had your service, we all were there with family and friends. Jim and Audrey were there too and Jim is so lost knowing he will not be...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Kris Klein - Tampa, FL - daughter

“Knowing that Grandpa's spirit has returned home and is now again with Grandma brings peace to my mind. Seeing the fine characteristics of Grandpa...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Michelle Mixson - Tampa, FL

“Kathy, Kaaren, Kaye, Kris Our family is very sorry for your loss. The neighborhood seems so sad now as both our families deal with the loss of our...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Ron - Tampa, FL - neighbor

“Dad, Thanks for being such a great Dad and always being there for me when I needed you. Thanks for all the wonderful memories you gave me as a child...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Kaaren - Dover, FL - daughter

“Kris and family, On behalf of my family (Maestas), we are so sorry for your loss. we remember your Father fondly. So many memories growing up of...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Josephine Maestas - Tampa, FL

“Dad, I'm lighting a candle for you and this tribute is in your memory. The candle will forever shine on you and Mom. You both are now in God's safe...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Kris Klein - Tampa, FL - daughter

“Merry Christmas in Heaven Dad, thinking about you this Christmas Day, I'm still working on your obituary and will be adding it for you, wanted...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Kris Klein - FL - daughter

“The entire staff of Sylvan Abbey extends our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Staff of Sylvan Abbey - FL

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Gene R. Strub, 84 of Tampa, Fla. passed away peacefully at home on December 16, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents Wilferd Strub and Irene Dix Strub. He is also preceded in death by his wife Margaret L.Strub of 60 yrs. in 2009. and a sister Lois L. Lepper of Quincy, ILL. in 2006. He is survived by 4 daughters Kathy Goodman, Kaaren VanDenBogaert(Albert) Kaye Mixson(Tom), Kristina Klein(Charles) all of Tampa. and 4 grandchildren Jacob Goodman, Gene Richardson(Leslie), Michelle Mixson, Daniel Mixson all of Tampa. Also he is survived by 3 great-grandchildren Setten Richardson, Logan Richardson, and Jocelyn Richardson. He also is survived by 2 cousins Jim Neal(Audrey) of Clearwater, Fla, and Mary Dickerman(Tony) of Quincy, ILL. along with 2 nieces Linda Lepper Cummings(Tom) and great-nephew Matthew Cummings of Macomb, ILL. and Lori Cookson(George) of Dow, ILL.

He was born and raised at the home on 900 Madison in Quincy, ILL, and the house he grew up in is part of Quincy's German Village Historical Society of Old Historical homes, the house has a plaque that shows this, recently his childhood home was also a part of an Historical homes tour, he was very proud of knowing this. He graduated from Gem City Business College, then moved his family to Tampa, Fla in 1956 where he then worked for Jones Mahoney Construction as an estimator, soon after that he was chosen to become a superintendent for a major construction project that was an opportunity of a lifetime for him and his family, it took place down in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, that's when he moved there in 1960 until the project was completed in 1963, he then moved his family back to Tampa where he then co-owned Mahoney and Strub Construction Co from 1964--1990. He learned all his carpentry skills from his Uncle Walter Heidbreder growing up. He and his family loved to travel to various places, two favorites were taking an Alaskan cruise and another to Nova Scotia among other trips throughout his life.

In his younger years he was on a bowling league and also liked to Golf and he played the saxophone and piano. He also was a boy scout as well as a Eagle scout leader. He was an avid history buff and enjoyed reading books on the Civil War and WWI-II and was interested in other various history, this is where he passed on this interest to his grandson Gene who is a history teacher at Tampa Catholic. He was interested in Family Ancestry which he felt was important to him to pass on to his family. He also liked watching old western movies, liked crossword puzzles and enjoyed listening to music from the 30's-40's and in addition playing cards and games on his computer which he enjoyed. He loved his family and was a great provider, he appreciated everything that his 4 daughters did for him with all the care he received throughout his long journey and last days. He was a proud man and was always talking about his children and family. We want to thank his caregiver Letroy Altidor of Grannie Nannies Home Health who was a big part of his care, he was a wonderful caregiver to our Dad, he was so caring and attentive and a great companion to him, he was there with our Dad until his passing and were blessed for having such a great caregiver for him and he wasn't alone. We want to thank EMT medical transport for all you did to help our Dad get to and from wherever he needed to go, and also thanks to all his Dr's that cared for him throughout the years.

Our Dad and Mom are now finally together and their family will forever love and miss them both.

In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to a charity of your choice if you wish.

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