Strubin, Joseph John William
We said goodbye to a great man when Joe departed this world on July 11, 2021 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, WI, following surgery. He had been living the last 2 years in Algoma, looking forward to retirement with his wife of 49 years.
Joe was born in Chicago, IL on February 25, 1952 to William and Dorothy (Fitzgerald) Strubin. He graduated from St. Rita High School where he played football and was known as "Joe the Toe" because of his barefoot kicking style. He started working at the age of 9 and continued to work until cancer sidelined him. He contributed 45 years of his life to the transportation industry.
Joe is survived by his wife, Anne (Vargo) Strubin, his two children, Eric (Laura Gasik) Strubin of DeSoto MO; Amy (Gregory) Adams of Channahon, IL; and the light of his life, his grandson Blake Adams; three sisters, Nancy Strubin of Warrenville, IL; Lisa Strubin (Peter Craine), of Wheaton IL; Ceen Strubin (Edward Ormsby) of Monee, IL; two nieces, Rose and Ella Craine, along with three cousins, their spouses and children.
Joe was an avid fisherman, who loved to go on fishing charters and ice fishing with his son. He loved to cook and always made way too much food. Joe was a devoted family man who doted on his children and grandson.
Joe was a loving, caring, "give the shirt off of his back kind of person;" and would go out of his way to make sure you had what you needed. In keeping with this style, Joe donated his body to science to help others, thus there will be no service or funeral per his wishes. Our hearts are broken, but we know he is in a better place.
There will be a celebration of life memorial luncheon held in his honor at Beggars Pizza, 650 West Maple Street in New Lenox, IL on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from noon to 3:00pm.
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Published by Chicago Sun-Times on Jul. 20, 2021.