Tracy M. Straub, beloved wife of Brad Johnson, of Bethesda, MD. and cherished daughter of Bill and Kathy Straub of Ft. Myers, passed into God’s loving arms on July 21, 2022.
Tracy was born in Miami on May 27,1965, and raised in Orchard Park NY. She is a graduate of Nichols School and State University of New York at Buffalo.
She served as a Page in the House of Representatives in 1980 and, at the time, lived with her uncle James Molloy, then Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, her Aunt Roseann and cousin Amy.
In 1987, Tracy was appointed the Director of the New York State Senate’s Washington Office. She then served as a health policy advisor to former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber working closely with the Governor’s cabinet, top state officials, and the Oregon congressional delegation. Tracy continued her public service as an officer of the Congressional Federal Credit Union.
In 2002, Tracy became a licensed mortgage banker and worked at several mortgage banking firms. She received several awards for outstanding service and was employed as a mortgage banker at Bank of America at the time of her passing.
Tracy was known as a kind and considerate friend with a contagious and freely given laugh. That laugh and Tracy’s generous spirit now echo in the many lives she touched. She loved skiing, dancing, body surfing, international travel and spending time with friends and family.
She is survived by her brother Tim, his wife Jen and their children Will and Sydnee; her brother Tom, his wife Kathie and their children Natalie and Kaitlyn; her Aunt Roseann Molloy; her cousin Amy Bogardus, her husband Mike and their children Catherine and Caroline; her stepson Nathan Smith, his wife Ashley and grandchildren Forrest, Bodi and Sky.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Nativity of Our Lord Church, Orchard Park NY Tuesday August 2,2022 at 10:00 AM.