David Ross Strecker
1956 - 2015
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David Ross Strecker

Born July 16, 1956 in Seattle; died unexpectedly May 15, 2015 in Los Angeles.

He was a great friend to all who knew him. He was a longtime Seattle business owner. Member of several clubs. He graduated from Seattle Prep and the University of Puget Sound where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

Dave leaves behind his wife of 29 years Katherine (Kathy) and three wonderful children, David Jr (DJ), Amelia (Amy) and Mark. Also survived by his two brothers, Owen and Mark and their families. He will be deeply missed.

"Death leaves behind a heartache

no one can heal,

Love leaves a memory

no one can steal."

Rest in Peace Big Dave

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 5th at 11:00 AM at

St. Luke Catholic Church

322 N 175th St, Shoreline 98133

Hoffner Fisher & Harvey

Guest book at harveyfuneral.com

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Published in The Seattle Times on May 31, 2015.
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August 3, 2017
This may be a little late, but I just discovered that David has passed. I just found out after I was telling my fellow workers about what David and I went through in the third grade at Broadview Elementary School. I did a search on his name and was saddened that he has passed. So I wanted to share this story with his family and friends. He may have mentioned it, but I do not know. We were in the third grade at Broadview elementary school and had Mrs. Preston as our teacher. One day we came into the classroom and there were some names on the chalkboard; David had his name on the board, but mine was not. Then Mrs. Preston said that these names on the board were seen crossing the gymnasium floor in their street shoes after school was let out the previous day. I was with David that day and had crossed the gym floor with him in my street shoes. So when Mrs. Preston asked if there was anybody else, David did not say anything, but was looking at me and almost pointing at me, and I reluctantly raised my hand and admitted to my guilt. Well at that time there was some punishment for this serious offense and we were sentenced to come in early and stay in for recess, until we wrote out some sentences and this was not short or easy to write. We had to write in cursive I will not cross the gymnasium floor in my street shoes at Broadview Elementary School, 12515 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, Washington. I do not remember how many times we had to write this but we came in early and missed many recesses. In April 1965 David and I had come in early to write some sentences when the Seattle earthquake hit. David was by the window and screamed that it was an A-bomb. Our classroom was on the third floor and we rode it out as the desks flew across the room. I thought it was the end of the world because of what our parents were saying about Cuba and Russia at the time. After we survived the quake and returned back to school, Mrs. Preston informed us that this quake would be no excuse not to finish writing our sentences. I never told my parents about getting into trouble and I not sure if David did either. After the third grade my family moved away and I lost contact with David. This is one of the few adventures that I had with David, that helped shape me to lead a good and caring life and I sure it help David to be a good person in his life also.
God bless you David and Rest in Peace.
Jim Nickelson
Jim Nickelson
Classmate
August 30, 2016
xmas~Gary decorating Xmas tree
June 7, 2015
Dave and Kathy have been my parents neighbor for over 20 years. I have many fond memories of Dave. He was my fathers best friend, and he loved to give my mom a hard time. I also used to babysit for the kids and always had fun with them. It's so shocking to lose someone who was so kind and a friend to everyone. Sometimes I felt like Dave was the brother I never had, because he was always over for Sunday dinner. It was like he was an extended family, as he even had to do the dishes afterwards. As I was looking over all the pictures we had of David, there were so many where he had a funny pose. I think Dave lived life to the fullest and loved his family and friends. I'm happy I went to visit him awhile back, just surprising him. I will definitely remember you neighbor Dave. You will always be a part of our family.
Janice Hoffart
June 5, 2015
I knew of David's generous heart through our good friend Gilbert Gasca. My sympathy goes out to his family and associates.
Paula Kingsley
June 4, 2015
We were shocked to hear of Davids passing. When I was at P.B.S. last week they said he was in L.A. for his son's graduation, and I was happy for him. He will be missed by all that knew him. Dan Schwardt
June 3, 2015
We only met Dave and Kathy twice during our infrequent visits to Seattle. We are so grateful for Dave's generosity and compassion for Laurie Weiss during her 8 month fight against cancer that claimed her life in June, 2013.

Dave will be missed so much for being a genuine nice person.

Love from Duane and Dagmara Frederic to Kathy and children.
June 2, 2015
Sorry to hear about Dave's passing. I enjoyed our association. You have my deepest sympathy.
Emery Somody
June 2, 2015
Very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. It was our privilege
to know him and do business with him.
His family and friends will be in our thoughts and prayers. Harry DeNegre
June 2, 2015
Ross and I spent many a good times with Dave and Kathy and the kids....he will be missed by so many! Tori
June 2, 2015
Sorry to here about Daves passing. I will miss him
Ross Poitras
June 2, 2015
I worked at PBS with David, his father Owen and uncle Vincent. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy and family.
Sue McPherson
June 1, 2015
So sorry to hear about David's passing. He always had a good sense of humor and made
me smile.
He will be missed!
Dieta Gravesen
June 1, 2015
Your family is in our thoughts.
Barb Barkus
May 31, 2015
Our hearts grieve right along with his loving wife Kathy, children David, Amy, and Mark.
We have been blessed for over twenty years of memories we will always cherish.
David, was the most generous, kind and caring man we have ever known.
For the greatest love he had for his family and many friends as well.
We will miss him, but have cherish memories to look back on, and we will always watch over his family, as he would want us too. Hugs and Love to the Strecker Family
Dixie Hoffart
May 31, 2015
Sorry to hear of David's passing. We were neighbors as kids and had a lot of fun back in the day. May he R.I.P.

Bill Gilbert
Bill Gilbert
May 31, 2015
So sorry to learn of David's passing. We used to trade baseball cards together as kids.
Charles Kapner
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