Steven Etter
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Obituary of Steven H. Etter

Steven H. Etter, 70, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019, at his home in Lower Pottsgrove, PA. He was the husband of Susan (Giandonato) Aldworth Etter with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.


Born in Fresh Meadows, NY, on May 5, 1949, Steven was the son of the late Howard and Theresa (Carlin) Etter.


Steve was full of heart and humor, and could make a room laugh harder than any comedian. He loved sailing, history, antiques, and debating politics. He was an avid reader, with a deep curiosity about how things worked, and he was always learning about the interiors of cars, clocks, sailboats, and the earth. He loved to travel, and was always reading a giant book on the beach. He spoke frequently at Alcoholics Anonymous, and was proudly sober for more than 15 years. He also loved, deeply, his family - his wife, his children, and his siblings were incredibly important to him. 


In addition to his wife, Steve is survived by his children, Sarah Etter, Austin, TX; Stevie Etter, Jr., Conshohocken, PA; Kate Etter, New York, NY; and Meghann Etter, Austin, TX; his brother, Thomas Etter, husband of Barbara, Middletown, NJ; his sister, Patricia Etter, Stamford, CT; and his many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.


Visitation will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve’s memory to the Malvern Institute, 940 West King Rd., Malvern, PA 19355. Online condolences may be made to the family at