We are saddened by the passing of Charlie Streeter of Streeter Associates, Elmira, NY, a past president of the General Building Contractors of New York State.
At the age of 78, Charlie passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Charlie was born in Elmira, son of the late Charles M., Sr. and Claribel Lovell Streeter. He was also predeceased by his brother John A. Streeter. Charlie is survived by his wife of 57 years Margaret “Peggy” Baxter Streeter, daughter Molly S. Davin with husband Thomas of Newport Beach CA and their daughters, Meredith, Caroline and Alexis Davin, son Jeffrey B. Streeter with wife Barbara Yunis of Elmira and their sons, Maxcy and Baxter Streeter, daughter Julia S. Berle with husband Dolf of Dallas TX and their children, Baxter, Peter and Eliza Berl, sister and brother-in-law Constance S. and Peter MacInnis of Londonderry NH, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul G. and Marilyn Baxter of Pinehurst NC, Douglas S. and Charlene Baxter of New London NH; along with several nieces and nephews.
Charlie grew up in Elmira. He was a graduate of Mount Hermon prep school in Mount Hermon MA. He then went on to Cornell University where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. Charlie retired as Chairman of the Board of Streeter Associates in 2002 with nearly 40 years of company service.
Throughout the years Charlie was very active in the community. He served on the boards of Junior Achievement, Chemung Canal Trust Company, The Anderson Foundation, The Arctic League, where he was a past president, and served as chairman of the Building Committee at The Park Church. At the state level Charlie was active in leadership positions in the construction industry organizations including holding the position of past president of the General Building Contractors Association of NYS. He was a member of The Park Church, Elmira City Club and the Elmira Country Club.
Charlie enjoyed woodworking, traveling, boating and photography. Charlie and Peggy treasured the summers on Seneca Lake in a home they had built in 1980.
Those wishing may remember Charlie with a donation to either, The Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira NY 14902 or CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Rd., Painted Post, NY 14870-9509.
We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and many friends.