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James F. Streaker, Jr.

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On August 31, 2020 @ 12:08 pm In Obituaries | 18 Comments

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Jim Streaker, 74, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at home on August 28, 2020 surrounded by his family’s love. He was born on Oct. 20, 1945 to Arline Heinitsh Streaker, Mennonite Home, and the late James F. Streaker Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Beth Clements Streaker and his children Angela Albright and Douglas Streaker and his wife Kelly Luck, and two grandchildren Sage Albright and her fiancé Dom Dusel and Quinn Streaker. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Weaver and her husband Charles, as well as numerous other family members. 

Jim graduated from Manheim Twp. High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Master’s Degree in Elem. Education from Millersville University.

Jim retired from Pequea Valley School District where he was a principal at Salisbury Elementary. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lancaster. His greatest joy was being with family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved fishing with family and friends, especially his trips to the Outer Banks.

The family will have a private interment Friday, September 4, 2020 at The Lancaster Cemetery followed by a Memorial Remembrance Service at First United Methodist Church of Lancaster, corner of Duke and Walnut Streets. The Service will be held outside starting at 2:00 PM, on the church property, located off of Lemon Street. All attendees will be required to wear a mask and social distance. For those unable to join in person, the services will be available by live stream.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation curemeso.org or Hospice & Community Care Hospiceandcommunitycare.org

Arrangements are under the direction of DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster. Condolences may be shared online at www.DeBordSnyder.com

Condolences for the family of “James F. Streaker, Jr.”

Condolence from Sage Albright on August 31st, 2020 5:48 pm

I love you Grandpa. Always and forever. ❤️

Condolence from Corinne Babb Pierce on August 31st, 2020 6:26 pm

Uncle Jim will be so missed. The love and care he provided for his family has left a great legacy.
Love and sympathy,
Corinne Babb Pierce

Condolence from David Babb on August 31st, 2020 6:54 pm

Aunt Beth, Doug and Angie, so sorry to hear the news. We will miss uncle Jim! He was a great uncle to us and we always enjoyed seeing him at grandma Kathleen’s or one of our homes growing up for holidays. We are praying for you all! Love David and Megan Babb

Condolence from Darice Grove on September 1st, 2020 6:59 am

I am sorry to read that your loved one has passed. Mr. Streaker was my teacher when I was in 5th grade at Paradise Elementary School. Then when I was in high school, I did a project of some sort for a class and I went to Salisbury Elementary to “teach” a class and he was the principal there.

I will always remember him as a funny and kind person and one of my favorite teachers.

May God comfort you in the days and weeks to come.

Condolence from Bill McNickle on September 1st, 2020 8:10 am

So sorry for the loss of your husband, dad and grandfather. He was a good man that lived across the street from my parents and now daughter. We were in Boy Scouts together. We both attained the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 102. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Pat Eichmann, Anchor Lancaster volunteer on September 1st, 2020 9:02 am

Beth, I am so sorry to read of Jim’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family. The Lord’s peace be with you!

Condolence from Pat Eichmann on September 1st, 2020 9:04 am

Beth, I am so sorry to read of Jim’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family. The Lord’s peace be with you!

Condolence from Angela on September 1st, 2020 2:30 pm

and miss u always dad…thank you. Xoxo

Condolence from Gena Beierschmitt on September 1st, 2020 3:05 pm

My Dearest Beth,

I am sooooooooooooooo very sorry your Beloved Jim went to his eternal life. I wish I could be there to put my arms around you for some comfort. He is at peace, Beth, and in God’s care. My deepest sympathy to you entire family. You are in my loving thoughts and prayers. Much Love, Hugs & Blessings!!

Condolence from William George on September 1st, 2020 6:09 pm

My condolences to the family, he was my teacher in school. He was a caring and loving man. He made learning fun with his comical wit. Praying for you all !

Condolence from Paul Mays on September 2nd, 2020 7:47 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Streaker’s passing. Mr. Streaker was my 5th. grade teacher at Paradise Elementary School. He was a good teacher and always kind to his students, he was a teacher I often thought about after getting out of school, My sympathy to his family and loved ones, keeping all in my thoughts and prayers. Paul Mays

Condolence from Vicki P Burkins on September 3rd, 2020 3:12 pm

Dear Beth,
I was so sorry to read of Jim’s passing.. I really feel that I knew him through the stories you told of your adventures. Please know that you are in my prayers.
Vicki Burkins

Condolence from Gary Penn, Athens, Tx. on September 4th, 2020 9:56 am

So sorry and shocked to read of Jim’s passing. We had so much fun as kids being chased out of the house to play all day only to return for lunch and dinner. The last time we saw each other was at our mother’s funeral in 2003. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Condolence from Chris Baxter on September 4th, 2020 12:07 pm

Dear Beth,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jim was always a super nice neighbor. I remember occasionally talking with him when he would pass by while walking the dogs and he was always so pleasant and friendly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this most tragic and difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss and wish you comfort and strength in the days ahead.

Condolence from Kelly Luck on September 4th, 2020 4:34 pm

I remember when I met Jim and Beth a little over a decade ago. Doug brought me up to visit them and the family for Easter. I was nervous about making a good impression, but Jim and Beth and the rest of the family put me so at ease and the whole family was welcoming.

Jim has had an amazing impact on so many lives, within his own family and more broadly in the community. It’s hard to fathom the number of student’s lives he impacted as a teacher, a coach, a mentor and a principal. And it was great to go down memory lane with Jim recently and to finally see Salisbury school where he was principal.

I know Jim has been there for so many, but for our family I have many memories–whether FaceTiming Doug to work through the latest house repair, taking Quinn on fishing trips, cooking us meals when we come up for visits (and making them gluten-free for me too), introducing me to Copes corn and Quinn to dirt pudding from Oregon Dairy, enjoying our annual trip to Outer Banks with the Streak O’Lucks, making the long drives to cheer Quinn on at his hockey games, exploring Lancaster from the Wolf Sanctuary to the Choo Choo Barn to Strasburg Railroad and more.

And I know there are so many others who have memories of you Jim–whether it’s the neighbors seeing him walk Sebastian, Artemis or Lucy; taking fishing trips to the outer banks with the boys; celebrating with the Deckers and friends at their holiday party, enjoying times in the Poconos with the Woods and others; going to Betterton with the Zimmermans. And for family, going to Stone Harbor and Raystown, having picnics together, taking Angie and Doug out for ice cream, fishing with Sage and Dom, gathering at Grams for Easter and enjoying her yummy peanut butter eggs, spending Christmas Eve together–whether at Aunt Flossies, your house or Donnie and Greta’s, and celebrating your 50th anniversary with Jim and Beth.

You have built a strong foundation for us all, Jim, thank you.
Love, Kelly

Condolence from Judy Petrasek on September 4th, 2020 4:42 pm

Dear Beth,
I’m sorry to read of your husband’s passing. I’m sure you have many memories that hopefully will provide comfort now and as time goes by. My prayers and sympathy are with you and your famIly.

Condolence from Frank and Cindy Zimmerman on September 6th, 2020 8:23 am

Our deepest sympathy to Beth and the family on Jim’s passing.

Jim was a great friend and neighbor and we will sorely miss him. We feel fortunate to have had him in our lives and we will forever cherish many fond memories of our times together.

Although he is gone from our site, he will always be in our hearts. May he rest in peace until we meet again.

Love and friendship,
Frank and Cindy Zimmerman

Condolence from Steven on September 8th, 2020 7:42 am

Jim thank you for letting me into your family you will be missed and forever be a memory in my mind.

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