“He was a gifted and generous teacher and pharmacist.” “He was a wonderful colleague and friend.” “He was inspirational … we are better pharmacists because of him.”

Those are some of the many thoughts shared in the days that followed the passing of Steve Setter at his home in Spokane. Steve was on faculty at the WSU College of Pharmacy for 15 years and during that time he devoted much time to working with social workers at Elder Services in Spokane. It was a popular rotation site for pharmacy students. In 2000, Steve became one of only 10 Certified Geriatric Pharmacists in the state of Washington. The following year, WSPA named him the Outstanding Pharmacist of the Year.

Steve was a veterinarian before he became a pharmacist. He obtained a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 from Michigan State University and practiced for six years until he developed an allergy to cats. He turned to pharmacy and in 1996 he graduated with a PharmD from WSU.

Steve is survived by his parents Thomas and Shirley Setter; daughters Courtney and McKenzie Setter; siblings, Mike Setter of Minnesota, Michele Morrison of Michigan, Barb McCarthy of Ohio, Mary Sloan of Utah and Karen Setter of Idaho as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Spokane.

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