Fred Streit, 79, of Monroe Township and Delray Beach, Fla., died May 6, 2011. Born in the Bronx, he lived in Highland Park for more than 27 years before moving to Monroe 18 years ago.
Dr. Streit was the chief executive officer of National Developmental Research Institutes, which researches diseases such as AIDS, HIV, and alcoholism. He served as a consultant for the Universities of Texas and Miami. He authored three books on statistical quality control, parental love, and intermarriage; published the “PeopleScience” newsletter; and wrote pamphlets on adolescence. He had just completed his autobiography.
He majored in statistics at City College, and received his MA and doctorate from Rutgers University. In 1994, Rutgers named him “Outstanding Alumnus” for his work with minorities.
He served in the Korean conflict, rising from private to sergeant in the U.S. Army and completed the Officer’s Training Program.
He was a survivor of the 9/11 terror attacks, fleeing the 16th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower amid the storm of debris.
He was an active member of Congregation Etz Chaim Monroe Township Jewish Center.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janet; two sons, Paul of Englewood, Colo., and David of Manalapan; his daughter, Joan Shaiman of Livingston; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held May 9 with arrangements by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick.