Erik Taylor Streeter, 58, passed away on 3/17/2020 from AIDS related Pancreatic cancer stage 4, surrounded by his family at Kaplan Hospice House. Erik had been a 27-year survivor of AIDS.
He leaves behind Tom Olenio of Salem, Massachusetts, his husband, and his much-loved dog Sonic. He is the beloved son of the late Austin Streeter and Gloria Streeter of Saugus, Massachusetts, being their 6th child out of 7.
His siblings are Kathy Ossinger, Lebanon, Maine, Susan Streeter, of Saugus, Massachusetts, Sally Burke and her husband Steve Burke of Saugus, Massachusetts, Mark Streeter of Lynn, Massachusetts, Brian Streeter and his wife Barbara Streeter of Arvada, Colorado, and Lauri DiVola and her husband Bobby DiVola of Saugus, Massachusetts. He also left behind many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, step children and good friends.
He graduated from Saugus High School in 1980, then attended Essex Agricultural School for Animal Health and Veterinary Science class of 1982. He worked at GTE from 1983, alongside his Dad for many years. He was an AIDS advocate in Torrington, CT. He was involved with the NAGLY Center, and Project Out. He was a long-time member of the Salem YMCA and was very involved in his Salem, Massachusetts community. He left a loving impression on everyone he ever met.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Nagly.org, Projectout.org. or Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, MA.
There will be no services at Erik’s request. There will be a private celebration of life at a later date.
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