Obituary: Raymond D. Street
Raymond D. Street, a life-long resident of Darien, died on Wednesday, July 31 at Stamford Hospital.
Born on July 11, 1927 in Stamford, he was the son of the late Harry Sylvester and Gladys Dennis Street. He was 86.
Mr. Street attended Darien High School and left to join the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Seaman First Class. He was a lane Captain at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. He returned and worked in the family business, the Mobil then later Texaco Gas Station on the corner of Tokeneke Road and Five Mile River Road. He then went to work as Chief Marine Mechanic at Jenkins Boatyard, later becoming The Boat Works in Rowayton for several years.
He was a 65-year-member of the Darien Fire Department and also a member of the Rowayton Fire Department. He was a member of the Ischoda Yacht Club and a longtime director of Spring Grove Cemetery Association. He was a classic car enthusiast and had a special love of Cadillacs.
Mr. Street is survived by his wife, Shirley D. Street of Darien; two daughters, Patricia Street Spinola and her husband, Pat; Wendy Street Baharian and her husband, Mark; and two grandchildren Raymond Alfson and his wife, Linda and Tobias Baharian and his wife Jennifer; and four great grandchildren, Amy and Joseph Alfson, and Nicole and Abagail Baharian all of Norwalk. He is also survived by two sisters, Emma Jeanne Smith of Royal Palm Beach, FL and Mary Street Jentoft of Tucker, GA. He was predeceased by a brother Harry Street, Jr.
A funeral service was held at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 6. Burial followed with full military honors at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001.
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