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Friday, January 15, 2016

Alexandra Street, 75

Alexandra Street, a former Westport resident, died Jan. 11 of cancer in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 75.

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Alex Street: former Westporter.  Contributed photo

Alex, as she was known, was born Jan. 30, 1940 in New York, N.Y., daughter of the late Wolcott D. Street and the late Ellen Street Ritter and the stepdaughter of the late Ann P. Street.

Her family moved to Connecticut in 1942 and that is where she grew up. She attended schools in Westport and graduated from the University of Connecticut.

After living and working in New York City, San Francisco and Seattle she settled in Los Angeles in 1975. Her career spanned advertising, veterinary medicine, TV, fundraising, events planning and finally working with a private investigator.

She was a fierce activist for the Democratic Party. For many years, she was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, as well as being an active student at Emeritus College of Santa Monica College.

She loved to dance and attended tap classes at The Santa Monica School of Dance and Music.

She is survived by her two brothers, Eric, who lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Nick, in Belmont, N.C., their wives, and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves a large number of loving and devoted friends.

She was blessed with a curious mind and a restless spirit and was a voracious reader of books of all genres. She was known for her warmth and caring as well as her wit and ability as a raconteur.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in Alex’s name to either KittenRescue, Los Angeles (kittenrescue.org) or Meals on Wheels, West Los Angeles (mealsonwheelswla.org).

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