John Frederick Straubel
May 19, 1928-Aug. 21, 2018
Menlo Park, California
John Frederick Straubel, born May 19, 1928 in Green Bay Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2018, in Palo Alto, California, surrounded by family and loved ones. John lived a life full of adventure and creativity, and was able to integrate both into his career at Straubel Communications, the public relations agency he founded, working with a long list of successful Bay Area companies.
After earning his BS in liberal arts in 1950 at Northwestern University in Chicago, John served in the US Navy during the Korean war. Upon the armistice of 1953, he moved first to San Francisco, then Menlo Park, where he built his life and many close friendships. He traveled widely, and was active in forging a better life for disadvantaged people worldwide. He also loved sailing on the SF Bay, and worked for many years in dedicated support of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula.
Mr. Straubel is survived by his sister, Nancy S. Rogers and nieces and nephews Gay Freeborn, Patricia Christopher, Nancy Freeborn, Charles Freeborn, and Philip Freeborn.