Clifton J. Streeter

July 8, 1933 ~ December 11, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Clifton Streeter Obituary

CROGHAN/NAUMBURG - Clifton J. Streeter 90, of William Street, Croghan, formerly of NYS Route 410, Naumburg, passed away on Monday morning, December 11, 2023 at his home under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

The funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, 8383 State Route 812, Lowville, NY, with Ed Steckly, Pastor, and Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating.  Calling hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service, at the church.    Burial with Military Honors will be in the Riverside Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls.  Immediately following the burial, there will be an informal gathering at First Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, all are welcome.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Friends of Lewis County Hospice, PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home Inc., Lowville.

Clifton J. Streeter was born July 8, 1933 in Croghan, NY, son of the late Harold and Berdena VerSchneider Streeter. He attended Beaver Falls High School and graduated in 1950. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. Clifton was employed with Beaverite for almost 40 years and retired in 1993.

He was married to the late Carol E. Lehman Streeter on April 5, 1953 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Beaver Falls with Reverend Norman Pusey, officiating. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Leesville, LA and Manhattan, KS, where Clifton served in the Armed Forces. In 1955, the couple moved back to Lewis County and purchased their first home in Naumburg, NY. In 1997, the couple moved to their home in Croghan.

At the age of 11, Clifton and his two brothers formed the country band, The Adirondack Playboys. He continued to play the pedal steel guitar with the band through his retirement in 2019.

As a couple, Clifton and Carol enjoyed traveling, taking yearly bus trips to many interesting places. They also collected antiques and collectibles attending estate and garage sales.

Clifton was a parishioner of the First Mennonite Church, New Bremen and was a member of the American Legion Post #1663.

Clifton was predeceased by his wife, Carol; and three brothers, Duane, Ralph and Niles. Surviving are two sons and daughters in-law, Kim and Valerie of Rome, NY; Kerry and Lisa of Clay, NY; four grandchildren, Michael Streeter of Ontario, NY, Rebecca Simpson of Rome, NY, Nicole Kraus of Liverpool, NY and Ryan Streeter of Indiana; several great-grandchildren and many special family members, friends and neighbors.

The family would like to thank all of the medical providers and Lewis County Hospice for their compassion and care.  Condolences may be made online at

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December 15, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Mennonite Church (New Bremen, Lowville, NY)

Funeral Service
December 15, 2023

12:00 PM
First Mennonite Church (New Bremen, Lowville, NY)


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