August H. (Gus) Streit, 86, of Brazil,IN, passed away August 30, 2005, at 9:15 a.m., following an extended illness at his home, with his family by his side.
He was born June 2, 1919, in East Orange, New Jersey to August H. Streit and Louise Hickey Streit. On Decembr 24, 1940 he married Nancy Kincaid Meyer at the Episcopalian Church in Newark, New Jerey. August graduated from East Orange High School in 1939 and thereafter attended college at Rutgers University.
August was a World War II veteran having served in the Pacific Theatre. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands and served in the Medic Corp. Upon his return from military duty, he started a career in the music business manufacturing records with MGM in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He also worked for Remington Records in Webster, Massachusetts.
In 1957, August and his family moved to Indiana where he became the Manager of Manufacturing for Columbia Records Corporation in Terre Haute, IN. He held this position with CBS until his retirement in 1982, after completing 25 years of service. Throughout his retirement until his death he fondly remembered the people he worked with at CBS and the beautiful music that they made together.
August was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Nancy, who passed away in 1996.
Survivors include his three children: one son, Dean Harold Streit of New York City, NY; two daughters, Susan Adair Moore and husband Phil of Hilton Head, SC; and Nancy Louise Trout and husband Joe of Brazil, IN. August is also survived by five grandchildren: Eric and Monica Moore of Hilton Head, SC and Joshua, Katie, and Tyler Trout of Brazil, IN. He is also survived by extended family in New Jersey.
August was a member of the American Legion Post No,. 2, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No 762, and The Veteran of Foreign Wars Association. He was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Brazil, IN, where he shared many friends in Christ.
August was a terrific husband, father and grandfather who loved his family, his music, the game of golf, and the New York Yankees. He was greatly loved in return and will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.
Visitation will be Friday, September 2, 2005 at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Ave., Brazil, IN from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 3 from 10:00-11:00 prior to services. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, September 3, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, at 210 N. Walnut St. in Brazil, IN. Funeral services will be followed by the burial at Clearview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory are asked to be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 210 North Walnut Street, Brazil, IN. Light a candle in his memory @ www.lawson-millerchapel.com.