Albert Wayland Straw, 83, died October 13, 2017. He was born on April 14, 1934, in Haverhill, Mass. Albert lived by “His Fathers Will” through Christ first.
He graduated 1952 in Haverhill, Mass., and attended Eastern Nazarene College, graduating in 1967 with the highest graduating record score in psychology in school history. He served with the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959, Airman 2nd class. He spent his military service time in Texas and traveling Europe. Albert worked for Worcester Count Social Service in Snow Hill, Md., as a social worker where he retired after 28 years of service. His giving never stopped as he worked in foster care including The Children’s Ranch in Okeechobee, Fla., and provided a foster home with his wife at their home in Tamworth, N.H.
He was preceded in death by his son, David Lloyd Straw. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ella Mae Straw (Wilson); three sons, Richard Straw of Pittsville, Md., Robert Straw of Tamworth, N.H., Timothy Straw of Salisbury, Md.; and one daughter, Gwen Satterfield (Straw) of Salisbury, Md. His grandchildren include Jacob Straw of Wolfeboro, N.H., Dominique Maier of Salisbury, Md., Jennifer (Ross) Ellis of Allen, Md., Michael Satterfield of Willards, Md., and Sarah Straw of Oak Hall, Va. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Carolie Ellis and Madelynne Satterfield.
He was Baptist and proclaimed his salvation through Christ. He attended Tamworth United Methodist Church and served on the Lay Ministry Team. He enjoyed always helping others and spending time with his family most of all. He served selflessly through his belief in Gods will. He will be missed greatly by so many but never forgotten.
Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 US Highway 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 (phone: 863-763-4242; fax: 863-467-8688; web: www.rlcr.org).
Published on  October 26, 2017