Julius B.B. Stryker of Doylestown passed away on Saturday, August 11 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 79 and the husband of Mary Anne Holland Stryker.
Born in Doylestown, he was the son of the late Julius and Mary McKinstry Stryker.
“Jube” was a graduate of Central Bucks High School. Prior to establishing his antique clock appraisal and repair business, he was in sales, having worked for Perkins Glue Company and Lehigh Fluid and Power. He had also worked for Clinton Auction Company.
He was a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and past president of Chapter 76 and was also a member of Bucks County Historical Society, where he gave lectures on antique clocks. Jube made many contributions to the field of horology. He was also a past member and volunteer of the Bucks County Symphony. A lover of music, his favorite composer was Beethoven.
Jube was an avid collector of antiques and an avid reader of history and mysteries, his favorite author being Mark Twain. Also, those who knew him, knew he was passionate about sports. Above all, he was devoted to his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Julia Santiago (David) and Margaret Tettemer (Keith), as well as his grandchildren: Andrew Tettemer, Kate Tettemer, Stephen Santiago, Cassie Santiago and Kristen Day (Don) and his great-grandchildren: Ella and Dylan Day. Jube is also survived by his brothers: Frank (Johanna), Daya of Tucson, Arizona and Stephen of Turlock, California. He was also loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 12 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 10 a.m., until the time of the service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jube’s name may be made to: Sacred Heart Church, 1739 Ferry Ave., Camden, NJ 08104 or Mercer Museum Spruance Library, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.