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Matthew Robert Streit  

Matthew Robert Streit

October 5, 1967 – November 14, 2014

Matthew Robert Streit passed from this earth on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the age of 47.

Born and raised on Long Island in New York, he moved with his family to Middletown, DE, in 2001 and most recently supervised building systems for the commercial real estate services firm, Jones Lang LaSalle.

He was the loving husband of Donna (nee Makofske) and the absolutely doting father of Taylor Nicole.

He was predeceased by his father Leonard Streit and is survived by his mother, Carolyn Meyer Streit, of Ft. Pierce, Fla. He also is survived by his brothers, Richard Streit and Christopher Streit, and his sister Kathy Byrne and her husband, Ronald Byrne. He was predeceased by his brother Kevin Streit.

His loss also is deeply mourned by his mother- and father-in-law, Diane and Christopher Scherf, his sister- and brother-in-law, Casey and Christopher Shaw, and his brother- and sister-in-law, Donald and Marie Makofske.

A lacrosse player in high school, he was a fan of football (the New York Giants) and NASCAR racing and an ardent fantasy football participant.

He will be recalled fondly by family and friends for his crooked grin, his gently biting sense of humor – aimed sometimes at others but often at himself, and his infectious enthusiasm for fun. Vacations were for big fun and he made sure they delivered.

Most of all, he will be remembered as a people-pleaser and care-giver, obsessing over taking care of his family and always eager to help friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Friday afternoon, November 21, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, Delaware, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

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  1. The McCracken family, November 18, 2014

    Our homes share a backyard and a line of trees that Matt planted. I will always remember him as a caring and nice man. You will be missed by many people. God Bless the Streit family. Love, Rob, Denise, Tammy and Deacon McCracken

  2. Jasmine Willis, November 18, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

  3. Kyle Miller, November 18, 2014

    Matt departed our lives entirely too soon. I will remember the laughs we had during neighborhood get togethers and the fun that we had each fall in our fantasy football league. I will remember Matt as a helpful neighbor, doting husband, loving father, and good friend. Peace be with his family and loved ones.

  4. Jacquelyn and Rick Long, November 18, 2014

    We are so sorry to hear this news. We loved Matt! The first time we meet him at a neighborhood party, Rick asked him a question about our air conditioner. He came over the next day, without being asked and helped us out. He was always so kind. He was a great father and husband. He loved spending time with Taylor. We will miss him! Donna, Prayers for you, Taylor and your family! I know you will miss him!

  5. Mike and Patsy Peele, November 19, 2014

    We are so very sorry for your loss!

  6. Vanessa Henry, November 19, 2014

    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you, Taylor (Bean) and your family during these difficult times. Matt, was a great co-worker and will be missed! Please accept my deepest condolence.

    Vanessa Henry

  7. Tom Rife, November 19, 2014

    I’m going to miss you so much. You are a great friend and co-worker its been great to have worked with you for 7+years. Its going to be rough working with out ya my man. You were the best HVAC technician I have ever had the pleasure to work with.

  8. John and Helen Laidlaw, November 19, 2014

    We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and Your family.

  9. Bonny Graham, November 20, 2014

    Donna, Taylor and Family –
    Words cannot express my deep sadness. Matt was a wonderful person. He was kind, loving, and I am honored to have known him. Thank you so much for sharing our daughters…what precious memories. I wish I was there to hug you. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Bonny

  10. Andy Renner, November 20, 2014

    I am very sorry for your loss, words cannot describe. Matt was a great co-worker and wonderful person, I will miss discussing our families. Your family will be in my prayers and thoughts.

  11. Charlie and Audrey Colgan, November 20, 2014

    Dear Donna, Taylor and family,
    We were heartbroken to hear of Matt’s passing. He was such a sweet and sensitive guy as well as a
    great husband and father. He will be terribly missed.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Charlie and Audrey

  12. Melissa Johnson, November 20, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. He always seemed to find a way to make the day’s mood just a little bit lighter. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  13. The Koenig Family, November 20, 2014

    Dear Donna and Taylor,

    Our hearts are broken, our tears are many, our sadness is almost too much to bear. Our families will never be the same. Matt’s passing will forever be in our memory. We’ll always be here for you and Taylor. Be strong and accept all the love that is coming your way. Please know that you can call on us at any time.

    We love you both and I have loved you, dear Donna Marie since your first day on this earth.

    All our love to you both.

    Your God Father, Uncle R, Aunt Sarah, Jessica and Chris

  14. Laurette Beattie, November 20, 2014

    to the streit family
    my deepest sympathy and prayers
    are with you all.

    • Laurette Beattie, November 20, 2014

      I did not know Matt personally but knew the
      family for over 20 years
      my prayers are with you all.

  15. Laurette Beattie, November 20, 2014

    my prayers to the streit fmily

  16. Chris Streit, December 2, 2014

    Donna and Taylor My heart grieves for everyone involved in Matts life a great and adoring person who left an impression on everyone he came in contact with father husband son and brother who will live forever in our hearts rip the best friend I ever had rip bro c


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