LtCol. Victor H. Streit, USMC Ret., 96, of Jupiter, FL and formerly of Bellmore, NY, died on April 22, 2014 at Hospice of Palm Beach County.
A graduate of St Paul's School in Garden City, NY, he received his B.A. in French from Columbia where, more importantly, he met Mary, his future wife. While still in college he joined the US Marine Corps in 1937. During World War II, he served with the 1st Marine Division throughout the Pacific including Guadalcanal and Peleliu. Upon his retirement from the Corps in 1949 he began a second career in public education as an administrator at Jonas Salk Junior High School in Levittown, NY. His third career was as founder of Wesley College, a secondary school in St. George's, Grenada, W.I. in the late 1970's.
In 1983, Vic and Mary retired to Tequesta, where they spent many happy years at Little Club. They moved to Allegro in Jupiter in late 2012.
Surviving family includes his wife of 72 years, Mary Whitford Streit, four sons Robert (Rebecca), Andrew, Daniel (Lisa), and Tom (Chris), a daughter, Lydia Machell, and 10 grandchildren.
A service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Tequesta, 482 Tequesta Dr., Tequesta, FL 33469 on Tuesday April 29th at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the American Lung Association (www.lung.org).