Jack Monroe Streckenbach, the first of five children of Roy and Anna Streckenbach, was born in Seattle on March 25, 1918, and died February 21, 2013. He attended the University of Washington, where he majored in aeronautical engineering. He began working for the Boeing Company in 1940. Having a commission in the U.S. Air Corps, he was called to active duty in June, 1942, and was assigned as an aero-engineer to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to leaving for Dayton he married Dorothy (Dee) Bradley on May 30, 1942 in University United Methodist Church. After 10 years in the Air Force he returned to Seattle and Boeing and remained with that company until retiring in 1981 as a Senior Engineering Manager.
He and Dee and their two children, David and Anna, spent many years camping and hiking in the mountains of Washington. Jack was a leader in the Wilderness Pass Hiking Program of the Methodist Church. He was an active member of the Masonic Order having been made a Master Mason while serving in the Air Force. He was a lifetime member of all York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies and of Nile Shrine in Seattle. Jack served as Worshipful Master of University Lodge #141 and all of Green Lake Lodge#149 and was also a member of Occidental Lodge #72 all of Seattle. He served as President of the Past Masters Club of Nile Shrine. In 2006 he received the Grand Master's Achievement Award and was knighted by the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. He was installed as Jr. Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of F&M of Washington for the 2007-2008 Session. Jack is survived by his wife, Dee Streckenbach, daughter Anna Pollino, grandchildren, Eirian Babcock-Johnson and Geoffrey Hughes, and great-grandson, Jack Hughes; brother, Bruce; and sisters, Evelyn Jones and Jean Rizer. He was preceded in death by his son, David.
A memorial service will be held at University United Methodist Church on February 28, 2013 at 2:00. Memorials may be made in his name to the church or to the Shrine Children's Hospitals through Nile Shrine in Seattle.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2013