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Stephen E. Getter

November 3, 2021

Stephen E. GetterStephen E. Getter, 63, Depauville passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at University Hospital, Syracuse, surrounded by his loving family. Steve fought a courageous battle with cancer.

Steve was born in Watertown April 5, 1958, son of the late Stanley and Gloria Johnson Getter. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and attended JCC. On August 7, 1976 he married his high school sweetheart, his soul mate, Theresa M. Dibble at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Benoit C. Dostie officiating.

He was the Facility Maintenance Manager at Samaritan Keep Home, working there for 43 years. Steve was a member of Depauville United Methodist Church and was a former trustee and board member. He was a member of Depauville Volunteer Fire Department, served on the Depauville Cemetery Board, and volunteered and served on the Board for Relay For Life. He enjoyed hunting, boating, Marvel movies, Sci-Fi, golf and sports cars, especially "Betty", his 1981 corvette. He loved going to car shows with his grandsons and displaying Betty for everyone to enjoy. Steve also enjoyed music, especially classic rock and heavy metal, and attending concerts every chance he got.

Along with his wife, Theresa, Steve is survived by his two daughters and four grandchildren, Terri L. Spencer, husband Bradley, and their two children, Pheobe and Shea, Adams Center and Amber M. Getter and her two children, Alivia and Anden, Chaumont; brother-in-law Robert Glover, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Sylvia Glover.

Steve was a loving father who would move mountains for his family and the ones he loved. He loved his dogs Pepi and Gizmo who passed many years ago. He was the kind of man that was always there to support you without judgement. The love he shared with Theresa was like no other, like a love story in the movies. They shared a love that would conquer all, inseparable and truly cherished one another. He was silly and smart. You would rarely see a picture where he wasn't smiling big or making a silly face. He was full of knowledge and would converse with anyone about anything. He loved history, astrology and music. He would often say when a song came on the radio .. do you know who sings this song? He always knew the answer, but would wait patiently for you to guess. Steve had a heart of gold and loved to make people smile. He would play the role of Santa's helper and dress up for all of the residents at the Samaritan Keep Home along with his wife, Theresa as Mrs. Claus. He would also attend Christmas events at the Depauville Fire Hall providing gifts and spreading joy. He was loved by all, to include his family, friends, the people he worked with, his church family and anyone he would meet. There will be a hole in our hearts forever, but we know he will never leave our side. Steve's family believe there is beauty and meaning in butterflies, so when you see a butterfly chasing the sky, think of Steve and know he is following and watching out for his family and loved ones from a far. Until we meet again one day.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Tuesday, November 9th, from 4 - 7 PM. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 10th, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve's name may be made to American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#89 LAURIE ESELIN 2021-11-14 18:40
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#88 Beth Barnes 2021-11-10 15:16
Dear Getter Family, I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I worked with him at SKH and he was an amazing guy. He could always be depended upon for any Maintenance Issue. He was very well liked.
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#87 Sherri Derouin 2021-11-10 02:22
Theresa, Terri,Amber. So sorry to hear about Steve passing.You all are in Our thoughts and prayers.Didn't know he was sick.He will be missed by alot of people.Steve touched alot of people heart .I won't forget his smile.Gone way to young.Fly high and sorrow like a eagle.Rest in peace Steve.
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#86 Ann & Arnie OReilly 2021-11-09 16:25
Theresa and family, we are sending you love and prayers. Unfortunately we went to the Clayton Cummings Funeral Home this afternoon and realized we had made a mistake. We had hoped to see you and offer personal sympathy. May God’s love and care keep you strong during this sad time. Our deepest sympathy, Ann & Arnie
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#85 Todd Bushnell 2021-11-09 16:08
Theresa - we are so sorry for your loss. A fellow Lawrence View person - Steve was a great man. Always a pleasure to speak to during our summers there. May he rest now - we are thinking of you.
Todd and Kathie Bushnell
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#84 Tanya Yates 2021-11-09 10:16
Theresa & Family, we are sending our deepest conedolences to all of your family. Steve was one wonderful man, husband and father. He truly put his family first. You are very special to us and want you to know we love you and are praying for god's peace during this time of your loss.
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#83 Dana Young 2021-11-09 10:14
I am so sorry for the passing of Steve. My husband and I both worked at S.K.H., and had the honor of knowing him. He was a Great man and will be missed. R.I.P. Steve!
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#82 Linda Jackson 2021-11-09 09:46
Linda Jackson, Im so sorry for your loss, I worked with Steve at Sam Keep, he will always be remembered.
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#81 Sue Ellen Garnsey 2021-11-09 09:29
Terri and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones. God bless.

Sue Ellen Garnsey
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#80 Ernie&Marjie Ross 2021-11-09 00:57
Steve. And Theresa, you are two of our favorite people on earth. As I lay here in the hospital ,fighting for my life, I remember your support for me. Which meant the world to me. We love your family as well. Until we see each other again. We love you guys
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