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Longtime Bel Air Resident Mary Streett Passes Away

Maryterese Streett died on Saturday, Aug. 25.

For many longtime residents of Bel Air, the face of Mary Streett was a familiar one.

The longtime Bel Air resident passed away Saturday at the age of 81—just a week and a half shy of her 82nd birthday.

Maryterese Streett moved to Harford County from Wilkes Barre, PA, in 1952 to teach at , according to an email from Harford County Councilman Jim "Cap'n Jim" McMahan.

She married Dr. Eugene Streett and the couple purchased on Main Street in 1964, according to a story on ExploreHarford.com.

The drug store celebrated 120 years this year.

"I am personally saddened to pass along the news that Maryterese R. Streett passed on Saturday evening at the Hooper Hospice," McMahan wrote.

He described the late Streett as a wife and mother who successfully raised four boys—Chris, Tim, Eugene and Jonathan. She also served as a teacher, business woman and community volunteer.

Her service extended to local government committees, boards and commissions, both for the Town of Bel Air and Harford County, according to McMahan.

Even in her 80s, .

Last year she took issue with the deteriorating fountain and town officials quickly took notice, making improvements to the landmark outside the just days after her request.

"Well, somebody had to notice it before it fell down," Streett said in a May 2011 interview with Patch.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at in Bel Air.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ignatius Church in Forest Hill with interrment to follow.

Do you have memories of Mary Streett? Leave a comment.

Brad Gerick August 27, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I remember interviewing Mary about the fountain. It was great to hear her perspective of historical tidbits throughout Bel Air. We were only supposed to talk about the fountain, but she took me all through her shop telling stories about other things and sharing old photos, too. Our chat continued on the way to the front of the courthouse, where we took the above photo. I'm very grateful for how eager Mary was to share what she knew about anything I asked that day. May she rest in peace.
Karen Reed August 27, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I am surprised that my mother, Helen Reed, never knew that she was from Wilkes-Barre... since Helen graduated from Wilkes College and moved down here to teach also. They did not discover their 6 degrees of separation, but I am sure both would have enjoyed talking. We shopped on Mainstreet in the 1960's and I was still shopping at Boyd and Fulford in 2009 when I left the county. God Bless her and keep her.
Kevin Carden August 27, 2012 at 08:15 PM
I am very shocked and very saddened by the passing of Mary. I met her and Gene many years ago as a new resident of Bel Air. I immediately told her that Boyd & Fulford reminded me of the drug store in Carbondale Pennsylvania my Dad used to take me as a little boy in the 60s to by comic books and because Carbondale is a little town outside Wilkes Barre we immediately began to talk about some of our mutual memories of places and even some family names and residences that sounded familiar. It was always a pleasure to stop into the drug store. My heart goes out to Gene and my sincerest condolences to the rest of her family and close friends. Godspeed Mary, may the Lord bless and keep you. Kevin Carden
M.Velez August 28, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Mrs. Street was a wonderful woman, she would take time from her day to help our kids at summer camp leanr about the history of Bel Air. As she strolled with 20 kids behind telling them all of the good times and changes that had been made along the way. She will be missed dearly, our deepest condolences, MV
Geri Bishop August 28, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Mrs. Streett was a wonderful lady. She was always so engaging and full of life. Talking with Mary in Boyd & Fulford was a joy. She knew everyones first name and took great delight in sharing her knowledge of the history of Bel Air with me. She will be missed. May God bless the Streett family. Rick Bishop
Jennifer Eades August 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I was saddened to hear of the news of Mrs. Streett. I worked at Boyd and Fulford for a short period of time in late 1999 and early 2000. I have moved back to the Midwest since then, but never forgot her or Eugene and everyone else at the pharmacy. My heart goes out to all of her friends and family members. -Jennifer Eades (Haldorson)
Sal Fili December 03, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I have had the pleasure to know and work with two of her fine sons Tim and Chris. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of such an outstanding loved one.

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