Island Cremations & Funeral Home ~ Merritt Island, Florida ~ 321-454-3331

CHARLOTTE H. STREICH

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Charlotte “Char” Hazelwood Streich

November 17, 1949 – May 12, 2014

“Char” entered into the nearer presence of the Lord after an extended battle with cancer. She was the eldest daughter of Harold and Leon Hazelwood and loving wife of 33 years to Terry Streich of Cocoa, FL. The highlight of their marriage was when they welcomed their precious daughter Julia Helen. Their life took a new focus when Char finally became a mom, her proudest accomplishment. As a devoted mother of Julia Streich McDowell, Johnson City, TN and spoiling Granny of two precious grandchildren, Grace and Amelia McDowell. She is survived by her two sisters, LaNora H. Holcombe of Melbourne, FL and Sharon H. Manley of High Springs, FL.

She worked as a dental hygienist for 43 years and was last employed on Merritt Island by Dr. Roderick Kring and Dr. Chan Wilkhu.

Charlotte loved family time, Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts and 4th of July fireworks. Her backyard was used as a baseball and kickball field, home for weddings, many memorable parties, and blow-up slip n’ slides, sky chair swings and hammocks, and general hangout places for her grandchildren, all of her nieces and nephews, friends and their families. She loved fishing, shooting guns and shopping for her grandchildren. Family gatherings, fish fries and barbecues, and any event to celebrate life, faith and family – there you would find Char in the center.

A celebration of her life will be held at St. David’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, 600 4th Street South, Cocoa Beach, FL on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00am. A luncheon will be served following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. David’s by the Sea Memorial Fund, 600 4th Street South, Cocoa Beach, FL  32931. Please designate your gift as the “Streich Memorial.” All donations will go to the Education Fund set up for Grace and Amelia McDowell. Charlotte believed strongly in the importance of education and nothing would delight her more than knowing that her grandchildren will follow in their mother’s footsteps.