Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Alpheus R. Streeter



Wellsville, NY - Alpheus R. Streeter, 88, of 46 Wheeler Place died Saturday, (October 27, 2012) at home. He was born June 2, 1924, at his family's home in Wilmington, VT the son of Earl G. and Mary A. (Sheenan) Streeter. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1942 and in 1943; he graduated from St. Joseph's business College in Bennington, VT. In 1953, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business education from the University of Vermont in Burlington. From 1953 to 1954, he did extensive study at SUNY Plattsburgh. After summer school at Siena College in Loudonville, and Russell Sage in Albany in 1956, he received his education master's degree in secondary school administration in 1959 from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. He was a member of Lambda Iota Fraternity and its board of governors from 1953 -1964. He also was a member of Kappa Phi Kappa, an honorary education society.


Al served in the United States Army from 1943-1946 with the Office of the Surgeon General in the United States, Great Britain, France and Germany. He also served from 1950-1951 with the Army's Office of Inspector General at Camp Edwards, Mass., during the Korean War.

On October 13, 1962, at St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry, he married Senta M. Dombrowsky who survives. He was employed as a teacher and assistant principal at Crown Point Central School in Essex County from 1954 to 1963. He was an assistant professor at Jamestown Community College from 1963-1965. In 1965, he moved to Wellsville and from then until his retirement in 1990, he was an associate professor in the math department at Alfred State College.

Al was involved in many professional, religious and civic organizations, including the Association of University Professors, AARP and St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was a member of the Olean Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, a Eucharistic minister and board of education member for the Immaculate Conception Church and School. He was a charter member, secretary and president of the Kiwanis Club in Wellsville and served two terms as lieutenant governor for the Kiwanis Southwestern Division of New York State. He was a volunteer with the Boy Scouts and enjoyed skiing, traveling, water and oil painting and was a talented calligrapher. His family was paramount in his life, along with his church and religion.

Surviving in addition to his wife are six sons, John Streeter of Hornell; Todd (Georgia) Streeter of Spencerport; twin sons Darryle (Maria) Streeter of Batavia and Douglas (Theresa) Streeter of Rochester; Patrick Streeter of Evansville, Ind.; and Kyle (Melanie) Streeter of Wellsville; 2 sisters in law, Eleanor Streeter of Randolph, VT., and Priscilla Streeter of Sandwich, Mass.; a brother in law, Donald [Lila] Dombrowsky of St. Augustine, FL.; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret and four brothers, George, Richard, Frederick and Edward Streeter.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, (November 2, 2012) from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 12:30 pm in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Sean DiMaria as Celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church or School, the SPCA Serving Allegany County of any charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

6 comments:

  1. Senta, You and your family are in my prayers.

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  2. Deb Peters BartolucciOctober 30, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Streeter was a wonderful man and the father to one of my dearest friends in the world, Doug. My prayers are with you Senta, Doug and the entire Streeter family. God Bless.

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  3. Darryle Streeter (Son)October 31, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Dad,
    We are very greateful and proud that you were our dad! One of the greatest gifts god gave us was you! It's difficult to let you go, but we must. Now we must return the gift that god gave us and untill then; we will see you in heaven! We Love You!

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  4. I vividly recall the countless times Mr. Streeter came to pick up my Dad to carry out their visits to the nursing homes as part of their Knight duties. He was very kind to our family and is in our prayers. We send our deepest sympathies.

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  5. I offer my heartfelt condolences to you. My father and Al logged a lot of miles together carpooling to Alfred and like the Enkes, you came to seem like extended family through the years, especially with Pat and Kyle being the same ages as myself and brother respectively. Pat and I shared classrooms going back to kindergarten. Regrettably, I'm presently staying with family in Florida and will be unable to attend the services, but I offer this final thought. While I can imagine what it's like to lose a loved one,I can't know or actually feel what it's like. I did however have a friend who had lost his son in a car accident,once tell me that while you never get over the loss, you do get better and better at dealing with it as time passes. I hope this is of some comfort to you.

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  6. I offer my heartfelt condolences. My father and Al logged a lot of miles together carpooling to Alfred, and like the Enkes, you came to seem like extended family, especially with Pat and Kyle being the same ages as myself and brother respectively.I shared classrooms with Pat going back to kindergarten. Regrettably, I'm presently in Florida with family and am unable to attend the service. However, I offer this final thought. While I can't know or feel what it's actually like to lose someone so close, I did have a friend who had lost his son in a car accident, once tell me that while you don't get over the loss, you do get increasingly better at dealing with it as time passes. I hope this provides you with some measure of comfort.

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