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Gerald Harvey "Jerry" Strelitz


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Gerald Harvey "Jerry" Strelitz Obituary
Gerald "Jerry" Harvey Strelitz
December 11, 1930 - February 14, 2018
A Resident of La Selva Beach, CA
Gerald "Jerry" Harvey Strelitz passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018 at his cherished family home in La Selva Beach, California. Jerry was born on December 11, 1930 in Philadelphia to Beatrice and Julius Strelitz. Jerry graduated with his BA and two MAs from Temple University and later earned his doctorate of education from USC in Los Angeles. He spent his career in education and touched every stage of the educational path with his last position as the founding president of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose. He was a self-taught real estate investor, world traveler, and avid collector.
Jerry is survived by Karen, his loving wife of 50 years. Jerry and Karen were married in 1967 and had two daughters, Beth Eva and Serena Jill (Alaily). He adored his grandchildren Kathryne, Madeleine, and Isis. Jerry selflessly provided for his family and took care of his friends, and he will be sorely missed. Memorial services will be on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Santa Cruz Memorial Mission Chapel, 1927 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception at Seascape Resort in Aptos.


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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Apr. 1, 2018
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