John E. Streeper, Sr. – Commander, United States Coast Guard

From contemporary press reports

Jack Streeper, a member of IPMS/Northern Virginia Modelers and a part-time employee at Piper Hobby, passed away April 18, 1998 from a heart attack. Streeper was 61.

Jack was a prolific armor modeler during the past few years, but also built aircraft. Many of his models are on display in the cases at Piper Hobby in Chantilly, Virgina. He always greeted members of the club who shopped at Piper with a warm smile, often with a joke, and lots of “shop talk.”

Jack was a retired U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 pilot. His viewing will be Thursday evening, April 23, 1998 at the Everly Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax. He will be buried Friday in Arlington National Cemetery. Individuals interested in attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the main gate of Arlington Cemetery at 10 a.m.

The Streeper family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association in Jack's memory in lieu of flowers.

John E. Streeper Sr.
Coast Guard Commander

John Edward Streeper Sr., who served in the Coast Guard for 30 years before retiring as a commander and settling in the Washington area in 1985, died April 18, 1998 at his home in Fairfax County after a heart attack.

Commander Streeper, a Philadelphia native, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1955 as an electronics technician. He received his commission in 1963, completed his flight training in 1964 and spent much of the rest of his career in Coast Guard aviation.

He flew search-and-rescue operations from San Francisco, North Carolina, Cape Cod and Kodiak, Alaska. He also had served briefly in Vietnam in the mid-1960s and was stationed at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington in 1977 and 1978. Other assignments had taken him to both the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Commander Streeper's military decorations included the National Defense Service Medal and the Coast Guard Commendation Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Christina, of Fairfax; a son, John Jr., of Woodbridge; a daughter, Donna Streeper Davis of White Plains; a brother, Russell, of Lynchburg; a sister, Colleen McArthur of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

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