Steven A. Quackenbush

Steven A. Quackenbush

Mr. Steven A. Quackenbush, age 67, of 425 N. Bellinger St., Herkimer, passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2023, at MVHS, New Hartford Campus, with the love and support of his wife, by his side.

He was born on March 3, 1955, in Cambridge, NY son of the late Francis and Doris (Bain) Quackenbush and educated in Cambridge schools.  He furthered his education attending SUNY Potsdam receiving a BA degree in Theater.  He was united in marriage with Cynthia M. Vetrone on Oct. 20, 1990, in Rome, NY, a devoted union of 32 years.  Steve worked for many years for WYBG radio, Massena, NY, earning a large following as a DJ.  He was active in community theater, acting and directing at Seaway Valley Footlighters in Massena and later at the Ilion Little Theater.  Steve loved watching movies and spending time with his friends.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia of Herkimer; his siblings, Charlotte Morris of Cambridge, Ruby Boyton of Arlington, VT, and John Quackenbush of Greenwich, NY; nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Charles Quackenbush, and Richard Quackenbush.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, Little Falls (corner of Bidleman Road), 315-508-5131. A memorial service will take place at MVFC on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, commencing at 2 pm, where memories and stories will be shared.  Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 pm-2 pm, prior to the service.  Burial will be private.

The family would like to offer their gratitude to the staff of St. Luke’s for their kindness and compassion. Kindly consider memorial contributions in Steve’s name to the Herkimer County Humane Society.  Please visit to add to Steve’s online tribute.