John Streit, a resident of Hood River, Ore., since 2008, died peacefully in his sleep with family by his side on Jan. 20, 2014, two months before his 99th birthday. He was born March 15, 1915.
John spent most of his life in Spokane Valley, Wash., where he attended schools and started his work career. He graduated from Northwest Business College in 1937 and spent several years in the loan business before embarking on a 35-year career with the FAA as an air traffic controller.
He retired in 1977 and he and his wife, Ruby, spent the next 30 years splitting time between Maui, Hawaii, and Spokane Valley. After Ruby’s passing, John moved to Hood River to be closer to family.
John was an avid hunter, fisherman, tennis and bridge player. In retirement he took up tennis which he played almost daily until he was 91.
John enjoyed the many friends and staff at Down Manor where he lived for five years, at the Hood River Sports Club where he worked out, and at Brookside where he lived for the past year and received loving care.
John is survived by his children, Jonnie Kae and her husband, Ron Anderson, and Tom Streit and his wife, Kim; grandchildren Mark Anderson and his wife, Monique, Kris Reynier and her husband, Scott, Tav Streit and his wife, Cara, and Amanda Streit; and three great-grandchildren.
No service will be held at his request.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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