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James Striar I

Date of Death: 3/12/1959 Yahrzeit Date: 2 Adar II
James Striar - James Striar, 68, 118 Maple Street, Bangor philanthropist and textile industrialist, died of a heart attack Thursday noon in Miami. Mr. Striar, who had a coronary about six years ago, had been spending the winter in Miami.He was one of the most prominent of World Jewry. Mr. Striar was born in Russia and came to Bangor when 11 years old, following the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He was educated in the Bangor schools and at the age of 15 began buying waste, first from mills in Maine and then expanding his business to the New England area. In a few short years he began to be a leading figure in the wool waste business in the New England region. By 1910 he had amassed sufficient resources to purchase a small empty plant in Bangor in association with his father, David P. Striar. Dr. Striar expanded his business to Brewer and Old Town plants. In 1936 he organized the Eastland Woolen mill at Corinna and specialized in the manufacture of melton cloth and materials for children