Carl E. “Pete” Staab

1921 ∼ 2020

Carl E. “Pete” Staab

Carl E. “PETE” Staab, of Cotuit, finally had his prayers answered on Saturday February 22,2020. He left us here on earth to be reunited with his beloved wife Joan Aselton Staab in a direct route to heaven. He was also the husband of the late Edith (Muschl) Staab who passed in 2003.

Mr. Staab was born and raised in York, PA. During WWII, Mr. Staab served as a radio operator with the 11th Armored Division, Third Army, under General George Patton. He took part in the Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes, Rhineland, and central Europe campaigns and was awarded 3 battle stars. His tours of duty included Vienna and Salzburg, Austria, Panama. Fort Bragg, NC Camp Edwards, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (ROTC), and Northeastern University (ROTC). Mr. Staab received numerous Letters of Commendation. His military decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Medal with 3 Battle Stars, Army Occupation Medal (Germany), WWII Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Good Conduct Medal with silver clasp and 7 hoops, and the Meritorious Unit Citation. At the time of his military retirement, Mr. Staab was stationed at Northeastern University where he attended evening classes in Personnel and Industrial Relations. He was an employee of Northeastern for 26 years and retired as Associate Dean of Personnel Services. After his retirement in 1983, he resided in Cotuit. He also lived in Newton MA for many years. Mr. Staab was a member of the Osterville Men’s Club. He and his late wife Edie combined a love of opera and travel while touring much of western Europe during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. He especially enjoyed hiking in the Austrian Alps. He and his beloved wife Joan married in 2006, enjoying a fairy tale marriage, wintered on Hutchinson Island FL, enjoying every moment together. He was an avid golfer, bowler and tennis player.

Carl, “Pete” is survived by his brother James of Long Island NY, and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his second devoted family including two sons, Thomas Aselton, Timothy Aselton, daughter and caregiver Kathleen Tynan and her husband Kevin, and four grandchildren, Ashley Lapointe, (husband Corey) Kali Aselton (fiancee Greg) Kelsey Tynan, Katie Tynan, and great granddaughter Peyton Lapointe. He was predeceased by his daughter, Denise Staab.

Visiting hours are from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday February 25th at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road (Route 28) Marstons Mills. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 26th at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Osterville, followed by a burial service with military honors at Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit. Our family would like to say a special thank you to the VNA, and Hospice of Cape Cod for their care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

John Lawrence Funeral Home
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 10:00 AM

Our Lady of the Assumption
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Mosswood Cemetery
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Hospice &  Palliative Care of Cape Cod

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Carl E. “Pete” Staab

1921 ∼ 2020

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