Our Family History


The Traub family history goes back a long way. The late Gabriel Traub was a German immigrant who moved to America in 1854. Settling in Central Square in 1855 he was a cabinet maker who would be called on from time to time to 'undertake' making a coffin and funeral arrangements when someone in the area died.

Louis Traub, Gabriel's son, carried on the family furniture and appliance business and organized the undertaking business into the funeral home business in the early 1900's.

George Traub Sr., son of Louis Traub, served as a medic in WWI and later carried on the family funeral business. While George was at war, George's wife Lillian Traub, herself a licensed funeral director ran the family funeral business until George safely returned returned home.

George Traub Jr., son of George Traub Sr. was the fourth generation to carry on the family funeral business. In 1958, George Sr. and George Jr. purchased cremation equipment and Traub Funeral Home began Traub Crematorium, Inc. for those families choosing cremation. George Traub Jr. also served many years as Mayor of Central Square.

G. James Traub, son of George Traub Jr. became the fifth generation to enter the funeral service profession and is the the current owner of Traub Funeral Home, Inc. and has served as a funeral director for almost 50 years.

Andy Traub, Jim's son became the sixth generation to enter the funeral service profession and still continues as a licensed funeral director and is the Vice President and operations manager of the funeral home and crematory.

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