WEBSTER – Steven L. Etzweiler, 46, of Webster, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge with his family by his side.
He leaves his wife of 20 years, Vicky R. (Mongeon) Etzweiler; their 2 daughters, Megan and Madison Etzweiler, both at home; and his 2 sisters, Tricia Rowan Brensinger and Michelle Rowan Farley from Pennsylvania. He also leaves his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Diane (LaFleur) Mongeon of Webster; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law along with several nephews and nieces.
He was born in Pottsville, PA and was raised in Valley View, PA, the son of the late Lee Etzweiler and Sheila P. (Russell) Etzweiler. He graduated from Tri-Valley High School in Valley View, PA. He then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in the Bible with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry from Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA. In 2015, he was awarded a Masters of Education Degree from Endicott College in Beverly, MA with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism.
He was a behavior analyst for several autism agencies in the areas, including the Center of Hope in Southbridge and the Seven Hills Foundation. He was always an advocate for the autistic community.
Mr. Etzweiler and his wife Vicky’s church ministry spanned over two decades . They served at Calvary Template in Wayne, NJ; Covenant Love Family Church in Fayetteville, NC; Annapolis Assembly of God in Annapolis, MD; Abundant Living Ministries in Pembroke Pines, FL; and Braeswood Assembly of God in Houston, TX. For the past few years, Mr. Etzweiler and his wife have volunteered at Life Church in Webster, MA.
He was a devoted lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and enjoyed bowling in leagues at AMF Bowling in Auburn. He loved going to amusement parks for the thrill rides and he was an avid lover of all kinds of food cuisines. He always wanted to try new things and brought joy to everyone he came in contact with.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, August 8, at 11:00 in Life Church, 1 Nelson Street, Webster, MA. Visitation will be held Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 am at the church. There will be a private burial service held at Mount Zion Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main Street.