In memory of
Hoadley, Stephen Stephen Albert Hoadley passed into the arms of our Lord on January 9, 2019. He was 64 years old and preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Alberta Hoadley, maternal grandparents, Albert and Teckla Marquardt, paternal grandparents, Elmer and Lottie Hoadley, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his sisters, Ann (Joseph) Zomberg and Mary Hoadley (Edward Riordan), nephews Alex (Mandy) Zomberg, John Riordan, and Andrew Riordan, niece Marylynn Zomberg, great-niece Haley Zomberg, and great-nephew Joey Zomberg. Steve was born in Ludington, Michigan, where his father worked on the Lake Michigan car ferries. He grew up in Grand Rapids, graduated from Northview High School and attended Aquinas College, enlisting in the US Army in 1973. He served honorably and sustained a head injury which affected his health for the remainder of his life. Despite numerous setbacks, he always maintained a sense of humor, relying on his family and his strong Catholic faith for constant support. Steve was a friend to animals, a gifted artist, a skilled fly fisherman who tied his own flies, an amazing chess player, and a staunch defender of the environment, particularly with respect to wild brook trout. He spent many hours fly fishing on pristine inland lakes in both Michigan and Canada where motors are forbidden. The family will gather at 10am on Friday, January 18th for a rosary at St. Jude Parish in Grand Rapids, with the funeral mass to follow at 11am. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations in Stephen's memory to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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