LTC Douglas L. Streeter, 69

October 31, 2018

LTC Douglas L. Streeter, 69, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on Saturday October 27, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan he was a son of the late Maurice and Dolores (Inman) Streeter. He was the beloved husband of Laurie G. (Begbie) Streeter. He loved the Lord and was guided in all he did by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Class of 1971 and Georgia Tech University, Class of 1980 where he received a Master’s Degree in organic chemistry. He was a veteran of the United States Army retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonial in 1992. He served as an artillery officer in the Army, eventually returning to West Point to serve as the head of the Organic Chemistry Section. He was also a retired federal employee with the DOD. He taught science at both the high school and community college level in New Jersey and Virginia. He was known as a very patient and understanding teacher by his students and peers in the teaching profession.

In his spare time he enjoyed being in the outdoors hiking and camping and most of all spending time with his family; his wife and children who adored him. He was known as a great encourager to everyone around him. He was also an avid fan of Army football. Along with his wife, Laurie, he is survived by two sons; Matthew and Daniel Streeter, a step-son Donald Brody and a step-daughter Jennifer Gould (Patrick), three grandchildren; Damien, Cecilia, and Miriam Gould, and a sister; Beverly Sheldon.

Friends may call on Saturday November 3, 2018 at the Lee Funeral Home-Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD where a memorial gathering will be held from 2-4pm followed by a memorial service at 4:00pm. Interment will be at a later date at the United States Military Academy.

Contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association www.apdaparkinson.org or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or Save The Children, 501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400 Fairfield, CT 06825, www.savethechildren.org

6 Responses to LTC Douglas L. Streeter, 69

  1. Jack Pingel on November 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Doug was a wonderful classmate/companymate at West Point, one of the nicest fellows you could ever meet. He was always above the fray, yet there to help anyone in need. He enjoyed the company of his friends and could always be counted on for kind words and humorous observations.
    He was such a valuable part of our school experience. We will all miss him.

  2. Chris Shoemaker on November 1, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Doug was an accomplished Field Artilleryman and a soldier of the highest ethical standards. He was a classmate and a friend, and I was honored to serve with him in 2-29FA in the chilliest days of the Cold War in Germany. In every task he undertook and with every soldier he touched, he made an indelible impact that will spiral through the generations and touch men, women and children beyond number. Be thou at peace.p, my friend and comrade.

  3. Steve Marsh on November 2, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Doug was a true patriot and great classmate. He was always available to help those of us in D4 who were “goats” with our studies, especially chemistry. He will always be remembered as a profession soldier who inspired soldiers, cadets and all who knew him. I was very fortunate to know and learn from Doug. Thank you for your service to our country. May the Lord be with you.

  4. Dave Schlener USMA ‘71 on November 2, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Doug was one of the finest cadets, officers, men and human beings I have ever known.
    A class act at all times, and we will see you again in Heaven,
    my classmate and friend.

  5. Bill Hitchcock USMA 71 on November 2, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Doug was a terrific classmate and was always steady and calm. As a roommate I always marveled how he breezed through class preparation and hit the sack no later than taps. Thank you Doug, and may God welcome you into His Kingdom. I hope to see you again on the other side.

  6. Rick Timboe on November 3, 2018 at 10:28 am

    I will never forget Doug and the time we spend together.