WELLSVILLE - Alpheus R. Streeter, 88, of 46 Wheeler Place, passed away Saturday (Oct. 27, 2012) at home.
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Born June 2, 1924, at his family's home in Wilmington, Vt., he was a son of Earl G. and Mary A. (Sheenan) Streeter. On Oct. 13, 1962, at St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry, he married Senta M. Dombrowsky, who survives.
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 in Cambridge, Mass. He was a member of Lambda Iota Fraternity and its board of governors from 1953 to 1964. He was also a member of Kappa Phi Kappa, an honorary education society.
Al served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 with the Office of the Surgeon General in the United States, Great Britain, France and Germany. He also served from 1950 to 1951 with the Army's Office of Inspector General at Camp Edwards, Mass., during the Korean War.
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 to 1965. In 1965, he moved to Wellsville and from then up 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 the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was a member of the Olean Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, and was 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 also a volunteer with the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed skiing, traveling, and water and oil painting. He 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; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Streeter of Randolph, Vt., and Priscilla Streeter of Sandwich, Mass.; a brother-in-law, Donald (Lila) Dombrowsky of St. Augustine, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and two 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 (Nov. 2, 2012) from 10 a.m. to noon at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, with the Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Immaculate Conception Church or School, the SPCA Serving Allegany County, or to a
. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 30, 2012