Joseph 'Joe' John Streiff
Joe Streiff passed away Nov. 14, 2021, at his home in Santa Barbara.
Joe was born Jan. 5, 1930, in Wasco. He began his career as a printing pressman with what was then known as the Wasco News. Joe moved to Santa Barbara in 1964. After arriving in Santa Barbara, Joe worked for Rood’s Associates, the Santa Barbara News Press, and Channel Lithograph before retiring from Santa Barbara City College.
When he first arrived in Santa Barbara he wasn't sure he would like it. Once settled, he knew he never wanted to leave. He appreciated the climate that allowed him to enjoy being outside most of the day.
Joe and his wife, Jane, enjoyed square, round, and country dancing for many years, and later lawn bowling with the Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club. He also was a long time member of the Elks Caravaneers. He and Jane enjoyed several international RV trips, as well as trips in the US.
Joe and Jane were just one month short of being married 47 years as a blended family. Surviving Joe are his first wife and the mother of his children, Betty Sue Holland; his remaining sibling, Anna Rastall; his daughter, Charlotte Sell (Larry); son Eric Streiff (Kim); and grandson Chase Streiff, as well as Jane's children Dale Irwin and Mark Irwin, and grandsons Jeremy Irwin and Andrew Irwin.
Joe will be missed but never forgotten. He loved his family and enjoyed catching up on their daily lives. Laughter was always mixed in the conversation with Joe. He had a wonderful fun-loving sense of humor.
Joe was a regular attendee at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
A memorial in Joe's honor will be held Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Chapel in Santa Barbara.