Robert L. Strayer, 77, of Sandusky, passed away early Sunday morning, May 19, 2013, in Firelands Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born March 2, 1936, to Joseph and Martha (Miller) Strayer.
Bob graduated from Bellevue High School in 1954, received his Associate Degree from Park Aeronautical College in St. Louis, and was an Air National Guard veteran serving in Mansfield, Ohio.
He owned and operated Robert L. Strayer and Associates Insurance and Real Estate for over 50 years.
Bob was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, member and past president of the Firelands Board of Realtors, member of the Firelands Realtors Hall of Fame, the Sandusky Rotary, Sandusky Jaycee's, member and past commodore of the Sandusky Yacht Club, member and long-time board member of the Plum Brook Country Club, the Sandusky Elks, and the Round Table group at Griffing Airport.
Bob enjoyed flying, boating, fishing, golfing, traveling, spending winters in Florida, and most of all spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine (Foutty) Strayer of Sandusky, his brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Barb Strayer of Norwalk, two nephews, Shane (Danielle) Strayer, and Seth (Sandy) Strayer both of N.C.; one great-nephew, Alexander Strayer; and one great-niece, Paige Strayer.
Friends may call 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at St. John Lutheran Church, 106 Scheid Road, Sandusky. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church, Pastor Bill Hlavin will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert’s memory may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 106 Scheid Rd., Sandusky OH 44870, or Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation, 3575 E. Oak Lake Dr., Port Clinton, OH 43452.
Groff Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.