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Max G. Striar

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Date of Death: 12/23/1990 Yahrzeit Date: 7 Teves
12/25/2017
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Max G. Striar - BANGOR and BOCA RATON, Fla. - Max G. Striar, 73 beloved husband of Ruth (Mamolen) Striar of Boca Raton and Bangor, died Dec. 23, 1990 at his home at 3000 South Ocean Blvd. Boca Raton, Fla. Max was a well-known textile manufacturer and philanthropist who was born in Bangor Jan. 19, 1917, the son of James and Sarah (Scheenbaum) Striar. He attended Bangor High School, Class of 1935, Boston University College of Business Administration, and the Lowell Textile Institute. He served as a sergeant in the United States Army Mechanized Cavalry in World War II, beginning in 1943, and received the Presidential Unit Citation, Purple Heart and area Combat Stars. He was president of the following companies: Eastland Woolen Mill Inc., the Basin Mills Inc.; and Skiland Woolen Mill Inc.; and a partner in the following: Striar Textile Mill, Skiland Woolen Mill, and the Mylan Co.; and was a trustee of the James Striar Family Foundation, He served on the boards of directors of national Corp., and the former Newport Trust Co. He was a member of the board of directors and executive committee of the former Depositors Trust Cos. of Augusta and Bangor, of Key Bank of Central Maine and Key Bank of Eastern Maine. He was a member of the board of directors of Dexter Hospital and was founder, chairman, of board of directors and president of the board of trustees of the Hebrew Academy of Bangor for 25 years. He was a founder of Yeshiva University, New York, founder and creator of the James Striar School at Yeshiva University with his brothers, the late Louis and Bernard Striar. He was a past vice president and director of the Jewish Community Council of Bangor and member of the Endowment Fund Committee of the Jewish Community Center, and a past member at large of the Lions Club of Corinna. He was a member of B'nai B'rith, Zionist Organization of America, American Jewish Congress, War Veterans, Beth Abraham and Beth Israel synagogues. He enjoyed fishing, boating, numismatics, and was a fund-raiser for many years for community and national charitable organizations, acting as chairman on a number of these committees. Surviving, in addition to his beloved wife, Ruth (Mamolen) Striar of Boca Raton, Fla., and Bangor, are a son and daughter-in-law, Steven E. and Charlotte M. Striar of Bangor; a daughter and son-in-law, Jo-Ann and Jerome S. Kirstein of Bangor; a stepson, Louis Gotlib of Durham, N.C.; two step-daughters, Marcia Gotlib of Sonoma, Calif., and Debra Gotlib of Portland. He was a devoted grandfather of five grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mildred Kominsky of Bangor and Slyvia Menaker of Baltimore, Md., several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Louis and Bernard Striar.