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“You were one of the good guys rest in peace. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: James Jones - Tobyhanna, PA

“Dear Sylvia and Family - So sorry to hear of Allan's passing. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Love, Ted and Mary Grogg ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Grogg - Evansville, IN

“Rest In Peace Allan. Your memory will live on. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Matthew Naddeo - Ridgefield, NJ

“Rest In Peace Allan. Your memory will live on. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Matthew Naddeo - Hoboken, NJ

“I was sadden to hear of Allen's passing. He was a wonderful and kind person and proud to call him a friend, neighbor, and co-worker. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Catherine Hottendorf Mascis - NJ

“Dear Sylvia, Allan was the best Godfather anyone could ever have, and he brightened everyone he was in touch with. I can really say he helped...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Holly Straka - Milford, MI

“Mr. Straten as we knew him as in school. I will never forget you as a Teacher and a Friend and taking care of your mother. Al may you rest in peace...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Sylvia, we are saddened to hear of Allen's passing, we will lift all of your family and you in prayer. In Christ, Cort and Lois...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: lois Maple - Fort Wayne, IN

“So Sorry to hear of Alan's passing. We went to high school together. He was a great guy lots of fun and very friendly. Erma De Cesare ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Sylvia,Andrea & I were heartbroken to hear of Allan's passing. Allan & I had been friends for over 50 years. We shared many good times...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Robert & Andrea Columbo - Parlin, NJ


Allan R. Straten, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was born on July 13, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Thomas and Mary (Egan) Straten, and was raised in Hoboken, New Jersey. Allan was a graduate of Demarest H.S. in Hoboken, NJ and a graduate of Defiance College, in Defiance, Ohio with a bachelor's degree. Allan taught for 25 years in Hoboken, NJ and was a substitute teacher in Fort Wayne Community Schools for 15 years. He was an assistant football coach at Hoboken High School for 10 years and head football coach for 4 years. Allan enjoyed golf, music, sports of all kinds particularly football. He was a past member and vice president of the Hoboken Rotary Club and the Cherry Hill Golf Club. He was also a president of the Yellow Jacket Records. Allan is survived by his wife of 34 years Sylvia Grogg; step-son, Mike (Anna) Wildermuth; step-daughter, Amy (Dan) Bulger; step-grandchildren, Andrew, Madeleine, Isabella, Trace, Shaelen, and Maris; brother, Dennis (Barbara) Straten; and nieces and nephews, Thomas (Meredith) Straten, Marybeth Straten, Dennis Straten, Brian Straten, Mark Straten, Michelle (Joey) Matesic, Sandra (Brian) Schaefer, Ricky (Donna) Saltarelli, Anthony Saltarelli, Debbie (Charles) Meisch, and Barbara (David) Hall. Also preceding him in passing are his brother, Thomas Straten; and sister, Sophie Saltarelli. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 am on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church on 7215 St. Joe Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46835 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be held from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Funeral home 4017 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815 with a Rosary service beginning at 7:30pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be left online at www.mccombandsons.com.