David N. Streeter

Published: 3/29/2021 8:15:14 AM
Modified: 3/29/2021 8:15:10 AM

QUECHEE, VT — David N. Streeter, 77, died peacefully at his home in Quechee, Thursday evening, March 25, 2021 surrounded by his family. Dave was born December 6, 1943 in Medford, MA the son of Howard and Beatrice (Ghostlaw) Streeter. He graduated from Medford High School. Dave was the first in his family to attend college and proudly graduated from Boston University in 1965 with his bachelor’s degree in engineering. He went on to receive his master’s degree from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. On October 10, 1964 he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Squibb. They initially lived in Buffalo; NY as Dave started his career as an engineer with Bethlehem Steel. They eventually decided to head back to family in Massachusetts, where they made their home in Maynard, MA with Dave working as an engineer for the Raytheon Corporation. Much of his career was spent working for Digital Equipment Corp with their Real Estate and Development Group. He played a significant leadership role in the massive real estate expansion for the company in the 1980’s. During this time, it was not uncommon that Dave was working several jobs, including selling residential real estate on the weekends and distributing newspapers to the area paperboys so they could do their morning routes. In 1990’s he and Nancy moved to Cupertino, California where Dave took a position with Sun Micro Systems. 5 years later they returned to Maynard, MA. Dave worked for EMC Computer Storage Company until he retired and went to work part-time for Cresa as a Director of Real-Estate Development. Dave volunteered his entire life and became an active member of every community he lived in. While living in Massachusetts, Dave was one of the founders of the Boys and Girls Club in Maynard, MA and was instrumental in its construction of the facilities still in use today. He served as the club’s President, and repeatedly called bingo and sold Christmas trees. He donated countless hours to coaching youth sports including little league and soccer. Dave always said that you should have a career and not a job. Some of his most cherished friends in his life have come from his professional connections and countless hours volunteering. Dave and Nancy found a second home in Quechee, VT in 1990 where they ultimately decided to retire. During his retirement he served the Quechee community in various positions. He was extremely active with the Quechee Lake Landowners Association (QLLA) and served on the Board of Directors as the Vice President of the Quechee Club, from 2017 to 2021. He led QLLA’s multi-million-dollar clubhouse and pool renovation that is now the gold standard for major projects at the club. Dave loved playing golf up in Vermont. While he loved the game, it was more about spending more time with friends and family. He cherished the friendships he had in Quechee, especially those within the Magno group. They were a significant influence in Dave and Nancy decision to retire in Vermont. For all that Dave was involved with professional and in the community, family and friends was his top priority. His family would tell you his was always around. He never missed his kid’s events and was always home for dinner. He and Nancy were known for hosting their epic summer cookouts that would last into the wee hours of the morning. Great events filled with fun, food, Rock N’ Roll music and an adult beverage or two! Dave was a huge sports fan! He loved all the Boston sports teams, and it was an absolute treat to watch a game with him. Always shared his opinion on the players. He was fortunate to be with close friends in St. Louis when Red Sox recorded the final out to break the curse! While Dave was a fan of the professional sports teams, he was a much bigger fan of his grandchildren! He and Nancy were regular fixtures in the stands for countless baseball, softball, hockey, soccer and volleyball games. So much, that many of the parents knew them by name and knew who their grandkid was in the game. While the grandkids were all accomplished athletes, Dave was most proud on how they played the game and the young adults they have become. He took great satisfaction that they were great teammates in knew that this would serve them well not only in sport, but in life! He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Carolyn Stewart. Dave is survived by his wife Nancy, two daughters, Lisa L Dahill and her husband Steven of Littleton, MA, Jacqueline B. Tuttle and her husband Matthew of Richland WA, a son, Christopher A. Streeter and his wife Martha of Stow, MA, his six grandchildren, Collin, Clayton, Bradley, Samantha, Nicholas, Cassandra as well as his many friends. There are no services planned at this time. The family appreciate any Memorial contributions be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or to the Boys and Girls Club, 212 Great Road, Maynard, MA 01754 Condolences may be made to Dave’s family at an online guest book at www.knightfuneralhomes.com The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., VT has been entrusted with arrangements.

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