Clifton "Clif" Elliott Streat, Jr., age 84, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, MD he was the son of the late Clifton E. Streat, Sr. and Ethel Streat. Mr. Streat had been a teacher for 30 years at Milford Mill Middle School in Baltimore County. He was a WWII Army veteran, having fought and been captured in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Purple Heart recipient, and a member of the Eastern Shore P.O.W. Association. He was a founding member of the Community Church of Ocean Pines and Community Church of Ocean Pines Choir. He was baptized by the water of the River Jordan. Past President of the Randallstown Lions Club, member of the Berlin/Ocean City Lions Club and the American Legion Sinepuxent Post #166 in Ocean City. He was a member of the Berlin Heritage Foundation, Baltimore County Retired Teachers Association, graduate of Washington College, and went on to further his studies at Johns Hopkins University, member of Johns Hopkins Alumni Association and was an honorary member of the Red Hat Society. He is survived by his wife Wilda Madyline Miller Stroh Streat. He was preceded in death by his first wife Maxine Brown Streat in 1992. Along with is wife he is survived by his daughters, Mary Crommwell and her husband Robert of Corvalis, MT, Arlene Hager and her husband Glenn of Salisbury, Doris Patricia Frick and her husband Paul of Salisbury, Joann Tyndall and her husband Michael of Ocean Pines, Barbara Berkley and her husband Tom of Tucson, AZ; a son-in-law Ron Reed and his wife Anneke; two nephews, Kenneth Lee Streat and Wayne Streat and his wife Karen; two nieces, Joyce Streat and Janeann Streat Walsh and her husband Dominic; close niece and nephew of his late wife Maxine, Sharon and Tom Higgs; a sister-in-law Betty Jane Streat; 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Jan Louise Reed in 1998 and his twin brother Lee Streat in 1998. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Community Church of Ocean Pines where friends may call from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Rev. Dr. Thomas McKelvey will officiate. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm at the church. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Community Church of Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Rd., Ocean Pines, MD 21811 or to Washington College, Office of College Advancement, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
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