In Memoriam: Paul Streeter

Remembering longtime Mensa member Paul Streeter, who passed away April 5, 2011


From the April 7, 2011, Chicago Tribune:

Paul Streeter, 70, husband of Gail; father of David; brother of Mary (James) Meyers and Ron (Margaret). Member of the North Shore Amateur Radio Club and the Chicago Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Visitation Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. at Barr Funeral Home, 6222 N. Broadway, Chicago. Funeral visitation Friday 10 a.m. before 11 a.m. service at Rogers Park Presbyterian Church, 7059 N. Greenview, Chicago. Interment private. For information call (773) 743-4034 or sign the guestbook at

Personal Remembrances

Remembering Paul, by Robert Wittig

I will always remember Paul, because he was the Proctor who administered the Mensa Test that got me into becoming a member. If I remember correctly, it was administered on New Years Eve afternoon, January 1994, in a church up in Rogers Park that had inadequate heating (probably turned down low for the holiday... the building was deserted except for Paul, myself, and three other test takers), and that the day was unbelievably cold, and the heater in my van was not working.

I assumed that I failed the test, but somehow, managed to pass.

He will not be soon forgotten.

Thanks, Paul, by Tom Crull

I am new to Mensa. Paul Streeter is solely responsible for my decision to join. I am a “ham” radio operator, as was Paul. I had never met Paul in person. Our friendship manifested on the radio. He was an extremely interesting and gracious presence on the air waves. It was during one of these radio transmissions that he mentioned that he was driving home from a Mensa meeting. I expressed an interest, he then informed me that Mensa accepted military test scores and that I should check it out. I did and found that I was in the qualifying percentile. I requested the test results be sent and the rest is history. Thank you Paul, you will be missed.

Tom Crull KE9SJ

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