John J. Ettore, 76, professional skater, was a regular on ‘American Bandstand’

By on December 3, 2014

John J. Ettore, 76, of Brethren Village, formerly of Exton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Ricupero) Ettore.

John spent most of his early life in the Philadelphia where he owned a record shop in West Philadelphia and was a regular on “American Bandstand.” He developed a love and passion for ceramics, and owned and operated a ceramic shop in West Chester. After moving to Brethren Village, John was instrumental in starting a ceramic workshop there.

John was a professional skater with the Ice Capades. He was an avid hockey fan and coached the Philadelphia Little Flyers and West Chester University ice hockey teams. He dedicated his life to helping others.

He is survived by his son: John Ettore, husband of Chrissy, of Mass.; and a daughter: Christie White, wife of William of Lititz; four grandchildren: Brittney and Taylor Ettore, Austin and Alec White; and his companion: Priscilla “Pip” Cumens.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. Friends will be received at 6 p.m. and the service will begin at 7 p.m..

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

To send an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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