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Obituary for Roger Streeter

May 12, 1930 - April 21, 2018
Bow, New Hampshire | Age 87


Roger Lee Streeter, 87, of Bow, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully after declining health on Saturday April 21, 2018. He was born in Brattleboro, Vermont to the late Franklin and Pearl Streeter. He grew up in New Salem, Massachusetts and later settled in Sandy Hook Connecticut where he raised his children. After retirement he moved to Hamden Connecticut and then Bow, New Hampshire.

He honorably served in the United States Army in the Korean War and received three bronze stars. After discharge he attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. At the university he received his degree and met his wife Shirley. After graduation they settled in Sandy Hook, Connecticut where he taught Earth Science at Newtown High School. He taught many of the students to drive in driver's ed. Sports were important to him, he started out as the pitcher at New Salem High School and carried that love though-out his life. During the summers he was the Newtown's Park and Recreation director. During the school year he was both the track and cross country coach. Winters he bowled at Newtown's duck pin alleys. He attended all of the school's sporting games. He was an avid golfer. He loved sports!

Growing up a Streeter meant summer vacations involved Rocks and Minerals. We had many a visits to mines, gravel pits, quarries, riverbanks, caves and a few rock swaps/shows. When he determined that he had enough rocks for that school year, he and his wife Shirley had us searching for every covered bridge in the northeast. Together Roger and his wife Shirley instilled in all his descendants the love of Math and Science.
When he retired from teaching he took to antiquing. You could find him every Saturday and/or Sunday at the Woodbury and other flea markets though-out the state; he knew where they all were.

He was predeceased by his wife Shirley of 26 years.

He leaves behind his children Deborah (John), Arlene (Joseph), Roger, Franklin (Dawn) and Nancy (Robert). His grandchildren Nicholas (Sara), Stephen, Elizabeth (Greg), Samantha, Julia and Adam. And his great grandchild Mackenzie.

SERVICES: Services will be held privately at the family's convenience.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter Street in Tilton NH 03276. He lived at the home for the past 9 months, where he played bingo, games on the computer, watched movies, listened to story tellers and musical groups all of whom volunteered their time to the home. He enjoyed his time there and we will be forever grateful for the excellent care and attention they gave him.

No Services Scheduled.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • New Hampshire Veterans Home
    139 Winter Street
    Tilton, NH 03276

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