Frank X. Stetter, Jr.

12/09/1946 - 08/23/2021


Obituary For Frank X. Stetter, Jr.

Frank X. Stetter, Jr.
Dec. 9, 1946-Aug. 23, 2021

Frank X. Stetter, 74, South Pasadena, Florida, formerly of Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Monday at UPMC Altoona.
He was born in Altoona the son of the late Frank X. and Josephine M. (Kohler) Stetter, Sr. Frank married Pamela Jo Welch on May 4, 1974 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Frank is survived by his loving wife; a son, Frank J. Stetter of Largo, FL; a daughter Autumn Peschock and granddaughter Cassidy Peschock both of Altoona; and a half-sister, Patty Kenney.
He was a 1964 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School and was a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Engineering. Frank served in the US Army and belonged to the US Army Reserves.
Frank retired from the Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation in 2007 as a Mining Engineer with 33 years of service.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Altoona and the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg, FL. Frank was a former member of the Bavarian Hall and the Unter Uns. He enjoyed time at the beach but most of all, spending time with his family and friends.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in the Stevens Memorial Chapel with Fr. Alan Zeth.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to an organization of your choice: Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd. Staten Island, NY 10306 OR online:; Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 OR online: or you may also donate in the form of Masses.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • Pam and family, I want to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. Frank was always such a kind person and I appreciated yours and his support when my dad passed last month. I'm so sorry and extend my thoughts and love to you and your family in your time of need. Sincerely, Jesse Heady

  • Dear Pam and family, my deepest sympathy to you. Praying for you. Your old friend from Creekside, Kay Wolfgang

  • We are so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We will always remember the good times we had at Bay Island. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Bill & Adele

  • Pam, I am so very sorry for your loss. Michael and I were just shocked when we heard. We loved Frank and you and will miss him a lot. We will say prayers for you and your family. May God Bless you all.

  • Wow, I was very surprised to read of Frank's passing. I am so sorry for each of you. Your family was one of our close St. John's family. Many memories come to mind. You are all in Denise and my prayers. If you need anything , ask. God Bless.🙏

  • Dear Pam & the Stetter family, Please accept my sincere condolences in the sudden passing of my dear Essex neighbor Frank. May your memories of him always keep Frank close to you in spirit and in your hearts forever.

  • We are shocked and saddened at the too soon passing of our dear friend Frank. He was Bernie's buddy to go over to Treasure Island to hear the drummers at Sunday sunset. I enjoyed his quiet demeanor and humor. Pam we are heartbroken for you, Frankie, Autumn and Cassidy. Please accept our most sincere sympathy and prayers of comfort for you all. We love you Pam. Kathy and Bernie

  • I have lost my husband , companion, confidant, and best friend. He was a gentle soul, wonderful husband and father. I was blessed to have him in my life 46 years. Thank you for your kind words and prayers. My heart is broken but I'm sure he's in God's hands now. What a glorious day for Frank. I will miss you. 😪

  • Pam and family. We're so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Dave and Pat Zeak.

  • We were so honored to get to know Pam & Frank as our neighbors and friends when we moved to Florida. We had an instant connection that made them feel more like family members. We will miss Frank's sense of humor, kindness, and all the great stories he would tell from his PA days. (And he also had great taste in music.) 🙂 We are praying that God will send His comfort and peace for Pam, Frankie, Autumn & family during this time. We will continue to keep Frank's memory alive in our hearts. Much Love, Woody and Julia Woodard

  • Dear Pam, Frankie, Autumn and Cassidy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I hope you will find peace and comfort in your memories of time shared together. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time. Michelle Stevens

  • Thinking of you during this difficult and unexpected time. Sending hugs and love, and warm memories of Frank. Reese Viglione

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Funeral Directors

Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason