Originally Published: October 21, 2015 6:01 a.m.
John Reid Stryker, 92, of Denver, Colorado passed away Oct. 10, 2015 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. He was born April 25, 1923 in Boulder, Colorado to George and Frances (Schamel) Stryker.
He grew up in Boulder, Colorado graduating from Boulder High. He then went on to college at the University of Colorado. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving two years in the south Pacific during WWII before graduating. After the war, he returned home to Boulder to finish his Engineering Degree at CU. He married his lifelong friend Shirley Huntington and they moved to Denver where he worked 35 years at Stearns-Roger Corp. as a Mining Engineer, retiring in 1983. He was a contributing member of the southeast Denver community from the early 1950s. First, as a founding member of Wellshire Presbyterian Church (1951). Second, Pinehurst Country Club (1959). Third, Schlessman YMCA (1955). He was also a contributing member of the University of Colorado Alumni Club and the CU Buff Club. He was past President of the Colorado Mining Association. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling the world with his wife Shirley, playing golf and watching football. He was a loyal and patient fan of the University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Denver Broncos. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by son, John (Mary Ann); daughter Suzanne; grandchildren, Christopher Zettlemoyer (Jessica), Jacob Stryker, Anya Stryker; great grandchild Zoe Zettlemoyer; niece Karla Farr; great nephew, Luke Farr; nephew Gerald Farr; brother retire Navy Captain William S. Stryker MD; nephews, William F. Gregory; and nieces, Barbara, Kerry and Bambi. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley Jean; sister, Margaret Ann Moffat; and nephew Jeff Stryker.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 24, 2015, graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80247
Hampton Funeral Home and Fairmount Mortuary assisted with the arrangements.
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