Edwin L. Streator

Edwin L.
Edwin L. Streator, age 69, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2014, after a long illness, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 20, 1944, in Rome, the son of the late Edwin F. & Virginia S. Webster Streator. He first attended a one room schoolhouse in Lee Center, but bragged about graduating from Rome Free Academy at the young age of 16. In 1965, Ed married the love of his life, Judy Rotach, a loving marriage of 49 years, and had three children: Justin and Jesse Streator, Kirk and Rosalee Streator and Lorreen and Robert Lisacki, 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Ed. Ed was an accomplished and well-respected musician. In 1991, he was inducted into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame. He played with several Country music acts throughout his 50+ year career. His latest projects were the Western Swing Shift Band and the Streator Family Band. Ed was a longtime salesman who could sell ice cubes to Eskimos. He ran two local publications: "Beat Street Music News" and "5 Point Compass News". He was known for his sense of humor and could tell a joke without half trying. For anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Ed, you know what a unique and special person he was. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to sincerely thank the Staff of St. Lukes Hospital and Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion extended to Ed during his illness. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 4:00 PM at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St. Burial will be in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, 1 to 4 PM, prior to the funeral service. Please offer online tributes or light a candle at: BarryFuneralHome.com

Funeral Home

Barry Funeral Home
807 W Chestnut St Rome, NY 13440
(315) 337-0055

Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Mar. 12, 2014