Steven Douglas Wachter, born on July 22, 1955 in Hagerstown, Maryland passed away on January 15, 2020 at Meritus Medical Center surrounded by loved ones at the age of 64. Steven was a jack of all trades. After getting a degree in forestry from West Virginia University he went on to become the co-owner of The Garden Spot in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. He then became the quality control manager of Houze Glass in Point Marion, Pennsylvania. He later on relocated to Southern Maryland to pursue a career in which his degree was in, he became the manager of Unicorn Landscaping, an estimator for Southern Tree, and the maintenance supervisor of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. He then relocated to Hagerstown where he worked for Total Rehab Care as a courtesy van driver, Hendershots Sporting Goods, and lastly Valley Storage and UPS Store on Leitersburg Pike. He had many hobbies. He was involved in scouting, a firearms instructor and youth shoot instructor, a member of many sportsman and outdoor clubs and leagues. He loved the outdoors, frequently hunting and fishing with his son and spending time on the water with his daughter. Through him they learned a deep love, respect, and appreciation for nature. He loved the sunshine, a warm breeze, and many pets. He was a loving father to his son William Reid, and daughter Caitlin Marie both of Hagerstown. In addition to his children he is survived by his former wife of 28 years, Marquitte Victor of Hagerstown, his parents Ralph and Della Wachter of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, his sisters Mary (Norman) Jones of Danville, Pennsylvania, and Barbara (Edward) Smith of Hagerstown, as well as seven nieces and nephews and their extended families. He was also a doting fur-grandfather to his daughter’s dog Hank, with whom he shared many snacks and cuddles. Memorial services will be held at a later date, he always did hate the cold. The family would like to thank Meritus and their amazing team of ICU nurses and doctors. As well as his two caregivers who assisted the family after his stroke in 2016, Sherrell “Rellie” Lake and Shimika “Mika” Lake, In lieu of flowers, please consider giving the gift of life as Steve did and become an organ donor, or donate to your local humane society.
Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences may be offered at www.jldavisfh.com.
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