Steven Alter

Steven Arlen Alter

Thursday, May 4th, 1939 - Saturday, August 1st, 2020
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Mr. Steven A. Alter, 81, of Franklin, NC, formally of New York and Miramar, Florida passed away August 1, 2020 at Mountain View Manor in Bryson City NC.

Steven was born May 4, 1939 in Brooklyn NY to the late William and Ethel Alter.

Steven is survived by his wife, Nancy Holt Alter of Franklin, NC; sons, Hugh Alter of Tampa, FL, Gregg Alter of Orlando, FL; daughter, Caren Horgan of Davie, FL; Stepsons, Christopher Holt of Dallas, TX and Eric Holt of Canton, NC; Grandchildren, Brook Horgan, Dylan Horgan and Matthew Alter; sisters, Myrna Klein of Central Islip NY, and Iris Tiero of New Jersey.

Steven served as a detective in both NY Police department New York City, New York and the Miramar police department in Miramar, FL. He retired from policing in 1985. In 1990, Steven moved from Miramar, FL to Franklin, NC where he obtained his real estate license and sold “Log Homes” for 19 years. Steven enjoyed walking and traveling. He attended Iotla Baptist Church for several years and was a member of Christ Chapel Bible Church, Ft. Worth, TX. Steven also proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1957 to 1959 where he was assigned to the Helicopter Training Group and during his time in the Navy, he played baseball for the Navy Baseball team.

A graveside memorial service will be held August 21, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC, Rev. Steve Reeves will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Memory Care of Asheville, 100 Far Horizons Ln, Asheville, NC 28803 or

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 12:00pm
    Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
    962 Old US Hwy 70
    Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Melissa Pisciotta

Posted at 11:50pm
Very sorry for your loss. We will miss him very much.

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