BANGOR – Louis Striar, 96, passed away peacefully Sept. 30, 2011, at Dirigo Pines, Orono. Louis was born July 14, 1915, the third of six children to Bennie and Soffie (Shapiro) Striar.
Louis was a graduate of Bangor High School and the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. After graduation he was employed at Chelsea Naval Yard during World War II and thereafter had an affiliation with Striar Woolen Mill. He returned to Bangor, where he cared for his parents during their elder years. He was a jack-of-all-trades and indeed a master-of-all-trades, as a carpenter, plumber, electrician, chef, baker and gardener. He was a long-standing member of Beth Abraham Synagogue and treasurer of the Chevrah Kadisha.
He is survived by two brothers, David and Ronald Striar; a nephew, Robert Rosenthal, M.D.; nieces, Betsey Rosenthal, Ruthanne Singal and Wendy Striar; several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Sarah Rosenthal of Scranton, Pa.; and two brothers, Abraham Striar of Bangor and Bernard Striar, who was killed in action in Italy during World War II.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Jewish Funeral Chapel, 118 Center St., Bangor. Interment will be at Beth Abraham Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to contribute in Louis’s memory may make gifts to a charity of choice. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.