Allan R. Straten

  • Died: September 8, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

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


Condolence & Memory Journal

You are still missed by many may you rest in peace you are in the hands of our lord.

Posted by Joseph Feola    September 04, 2021

Al, until we meet up may you rest in peace

Posted by joseph feola - Whiting, NJ - family   September 04, 2020

You were one of the good guys rest in peace.

Posted by James Jones - Tobyhanna, PA   September 14, 2019

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

Posted by Mary Grogg - Evansville, IN - Family   September 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Allan. Your memory will live on.

Posted by Matthew Naddeo - Ridgefield, NJ - Coworker   September 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Allan. Your memory will live on.

Posted by Matthew Naddeo - Hoboken, NJ - Coworker   September 13, 2019

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.

Posted by Catherine Hottendorf Mascis - Hoboken, NJ   September 13, 2019

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 broaden my world, from very early age, and taught me a true love of music. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help during this time. - Holly

Posted by Holly Straka - Milford, MI - Family Friend   September 13, 2019

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 you are in the hands of our Lord.

Joseph Feola
Whiting N.J 08759

Posted by A friend   September 12, 2019

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 MapleEAabN

Posted by lois Maple - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   September 12, 2019

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

Posted by A friend   September 12, 2019


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 together. He was a good person and good man as well as a good friend. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences to you and all his family. May he rest in peace.

God bless,

Bob & Andrea

Posted by Robert & Andrea Columbo - Parlin, NJ - Friend   September 11, 2019

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