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Michael Strear

Michael Strear

Denver native Michael Strear passed away on January 11, 2024, at the age of 79. A service was held on January 15 at Rose Hill Cemetery, officiated by Rabbi Steven Foster and Rabbi Robert Hass of Savannah, Ga. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

Mr. Strear, born on March 24, 1944, attended Steck Elementary, Hill Middle School, East High School and George Washington High School.

Michael and Anna Jean Strear married in March, 1964; they were a couple for 25 years.

Mr. Strear joined his father Pine and uncle Perry Strear in the family business, Keystone Pawnshop on Broadway.

“Michael was the encyclopedia — knowing all things pertaining to cameras, stereos, guns, tools, jewelry, watches and more,” his family said.

Mr. Strear later became a real estate agent at Keller Williams. He co-founded the Lung Run at National Jewish Hospital and was president of an Aurora chapter of Optimists.

After moving to Savannah, Mr. Strear worked as a receptionist at Savannah’s JCC, and was a docent at Mickve Israel.

“An audiophile and lover of the arts, Mike endeared himself to the arts and culture community,” Mr. Strear’s family said. 

“Jazz and the love and care of family eased his last few, difficult years.”

Survivors are children Julie (Glen) Green, Jay (Beth) Strear and Jennifer (Jason) Rich; grandchildren Molly and Zoey Green, Sammy, Aliza and Bella Strear and Sophie and Ellie Rich; and sisters Nancy Strear and Elizabeth Minor.

Contributions may be made to the Savannah Jewish Federation or National Jewish Health.

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