The Obit For John Streza

John Streza

The Alliance Review

December 12, 2007

John Streza, age 87, of Alliance, died at 11:55 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2007, at Aultman Hospital.

Mr. Streza was born April 7, 1920, in Alliance to Dan and Eugenia (Tzetzu) Streza and was a lifelong resident.

He was a 1938 graduate of Alliance High School and was a professional baseball player, a minor league manager for eight years, and a major league scout for 16 years with the Chicago Cubs and the California Angels before his retirement in 1973.

Mr. Streza was a member of St. Theodore's Romanian Catholic Church in Alliance and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by a nephew, Dan Streza.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George Streza who died in 2001; and a niece.

Private services will be held at the request of John at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Fr. Ovidiu Marginean officiating. Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Theodore's Romanian Catholic Church, 820 S. Linden Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, Alliance, Ohio. Friends may register online at