Stephen L. Archer

Stephen L. Archer - Rochester Cremation

East Rochester, NY – May 14, 2023 – Steve passed away unexpectedly at 73 due to an unknown medical emergency. He was born in the Rochester area in 1949 to Charles and Helen Archer.  Steve is survived by his children, Benjamin Archer and Erica (Trevor) Stotts, grandchildren Sullivan and Sydney Stotts, and siblings, James (Adrienne) Archer, Joel (Annette) Archer, Dana (Sharon) Archer and Tressa Hall.

Steve attended Pittsford Sutherland High School and Roosevelt Military Academy in Aledo, IL, where he was the president of his class, and then he went on to sell real estate. He loved finding treasures at estate sales, prided himself on his 100% positive rating on eBay, and enjoyed visiting with his children and grandchildren who live in the Midwest.

Steve will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A Celebration of Steve’s life will be held on Friday, May 19 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Powderhorn Lodge in Powder Mills Park. 

19 Condolences

  1. James Melito/James Mulcahy on May 17, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Joel and Annette,

    We are so sorry on the loss of Joel’s brother and your bother in law. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joel’s brother and family.

    We love all of you.

    James Melito/James Mulcahy

    • Leslie Kurlan on May 19, 2023 at 9:20 pm


      So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Hope you are well. Brake care!!


      Leslie K.

  2. Mike Melito on May 17, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    So sorry to hear this Joel and Annette! My thoughts are with you! It’s so hard I know

  3. Joanne Hanna on May 17, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    Stephen was my neighbor, baseball team player, touch football team player and just an all round neighborhood pal when I was growing up in the ’50s. I will always have those fond memories. My most heartfelt condolences to his family

  4. Deborah Gerlach on May 17, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Joel and Annette,

    I am so sorry to hear of your brother Steven’s sudden passing. My heartfelt prayers go out to you and all of his family and friends.
    With love,

  5. Richard and Kathleen Acton on May 17, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Joel and Annette, We are very sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Our prayers go out to you both.
    Love and prayers,
    Rick and Kathy

  6. DeeDee Ralph on May 17, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    So sorry to hear this.
    We have known Steve for a very long time and have some very fond memories.
    Thinking of your family at this time.
    DeeDee and Tom Ralph

  7. Martha C Lynch on May 17, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    Dear Joel and Annette,
    So sorry for the loss of your brother. Holding you in my thoughts.
    Martha Lynch

  8. Jeanette Partsin on May 17, 2023 at 5:50 pm

    So sorry to hear of Stephens passing. Haven’t see him in years but had such good memories when you all visited La during the summers

  9. Tom Drumsta on May 17, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Dear Joel and Annette:
    We are so very sorry for your loss.
    We love you both….

    Love Tom and Linda Drumsta

  10. Deborah Kuehl on May 17, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    Condolences to your family. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and in our hearts.
    Love and hugs,
    Deb, Jame and Jennifer

  11. Jeff schinzing on May 18, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Sorry Jeff for your oss,Steve was a great guy,and a good friend of our family

  12. Jeff schinzing on May 18, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Tx that wrong sorryj

  13. Jeff schinzing on May 18, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Tx that wrong sorry

  14. Elizabeth B Skender on May 18, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Dear Joel and Annette, So sorry to hear of Steven’s passing. It’s tough when you lose a sibling. Part of your history goes with them. I do hope that your good memories will comfort you, and bring you peace. Much love to you both…Ken and Elizabeth Skender

  15. Kate Rebban on May 18, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    To Steve’s family. Sorry to read that Steve has passed away. My mother (he knew her as Patricia Deegan) sold real estate as well and shared their love of antiques together. I remember him coming to her house and then, when she moved to Florida, when she came back to Rochester to visit, he would come to my house. May he rest in peace

  16. Claudia Cashman and Bill Rolls on May 19, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    Oh Steve….a fond farewell to you, love to you and many memories from so long ago…..back when we were kids really☺️Flights of Angels take you onward. God bless Steve.

  17. Mark Price on May 19, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    I knew Steve and his mother through years of antiquing at shops, auctions, estate and garage sales. He would always stop and have a word with me wherever we might meet. My sincere condolences to all of Steve’s family.

    Mark Price

  18. Melissa Mueller-Douglas on May 20, 2023 at 1:29 am

    We were next door neighbors to Steve for 5 years. Steve regularly surprise mowed our lawn, which was extra appreciated as the parents of two young kids. He was the neighbor you would wish for when moving to a new town (ER). I never know we graduated from the same high school, till now. He kept watch of our community, which was greatly appreciated. He will be missed.

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