Patrick Calvin Straub
Pat Straub lived most of his life in Nome except for two brief periods outside and his time in the Navy Seabees.
He was a heavy equipment operator and he had a natural talent for driving truck which he thoroughly enjoyed. Pat drove truck for Q Trucking for many years was never without his Q Trucking cap on his head. He also drove oil truck for his good friend Chuck Fagerstrom.
The job Pat was born for was "Dump Master" for the City of Nome landfill. In the true spirit of Richard Foster and Roger Thompson, items would migrate from the dump to the house on the corner of 3rd Ave. and Division Street — and sometime later back again.
Pat was known for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. Pat Calvin was one of a kind.
Pat is preceded in death by Elvis, his parents Elmer and Mildred Straub, his sister Claudia Doyle and his lifelong friend Herb Locke.
Pat is survived by Mary, his wife of 37 years, his sons Elmer (Amanda) Straub, Tony Straub, Jerry (Darcy) Verdin, Steffen (Melissa) Verdin and Denny Martin (Ursula Jimmy); brother Mike (Sandy) Straub, niece Marie, nephews Dude and Will., nephew Homer (Gayle) White and family. Brother-in-laws Steff (Patty) Andersen, Stan Andersen and Doug Doyle and the Reader “Kids” whom he called family: Cussy, Ginny, Mary, Julie, Josie, Charlie and Babe; his grandchildren the Verdin twins Sharon Rida and Ahbree Lancaster, Shayne Verdin, Max and Harry Straub, Andrew and Nathan Straub, Kyle Eide, Xander Martin, Declan, Devri, Ayleigh Martin and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family thanks QCC staff for their excellent care given Pat. It is very much appreciated.