Jack Streeter (1921 - 2013)

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Jack Streeter

December 1, 1921

February 16, 2013

Jack Streeter 91 died in Reno on 16 February 2013. He was a native Nevadan and longtime Reno Resident and attorney. Jack attended Sparks High School graduating in 1939 where he was voted most likely to succeed. He then attended the University of Nevada Reno and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, ROTC and Pacific Golden Gloves Champion in the light heavy weight division. During World War II, Jack became the most decorated Nevadan from that war. He served as an officer in the First Infantry division and participated in the D-Day invasion, assault across the Rhine River and Battle of the Bulge. His decorations include: 4 Silver Stars, 2 Bronze stars, 4 Purple Hearts and the Legion of Merit. The newest tower at the VA Hospital in Reno bears his name in honor of his heroic service. After the war, he attended Hastings Law school then moved back to Reno where he was Washoe County District Attorney from 1951-1954. He represented Harold's Club during the sale to Howard Hughes and had many other prominent cases and clients. Jack was active in the community and helped form the Nevada District Attorney's Association, served as President of the World Association of Lawyers, Chairman of the USS Nevada Commissioning Committee and was a member of the Knights of Malta. Throughout his life he believed in vigorous physical exercise and until just recently, would go to the gym at the Elks Lodge each morning. He is survived by his wife Vera, son Jackson, daughter in law Maria and granddaughters Savannah, Montserrat and Hannah.

A memorial service will be held at Walton's Funeral Home 875 West Second St Reno on Thursday February 21st at 2 PM. Charitable donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The family invites you to leave a condolence message in the "Book of Memories" at www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Feb. 20, 2013
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