Ann Steadman Hajduk
September 26, 1952 – June 12, 2019
Ann Steadman Hajduk, talented, strong, and beloved died June 12, 2019 at the age of 66 following a long and courageous fight with multiple myeloma.
Ann was the daughter of Henry Hane and Barbara Ann Steadman. Ann was greatly influenced by both, acquiring her love for people from her father and her love of books from her mother. Ann adored and was adored by her older brother Hane and baby sister Lyda. In reality, she was raised in a much larger and loving family with seeming countless aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Ann attended Avondale High School in Atlanta GA and later the University of Georgia where she studied to become a landscape architect. At UGA she met and later married Steve Hajduk. A loving and successful marriage, they were to celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary on June 14th and have two beautiful children, Patrick Hajduk of Oakland CA and Joanna Carr who lives in Decatur GA.
Her children gave her much joy and later the greatest gift of all, six grandchildren. Patrick and his wife Stephanie's four boys, Ethan, Oliver, Noah, and William, and Joanna and her husband Dave's two children, Stephen and baby Sara Ann loved their Booma. Ann constantly thought about her grandchildren. In 1976, Ann and Steve left Athens to begin their life's adventure. They lived in Glasgow, Scotland, where Steve studied parasites and Ann worked as a landscape architect for Brian Houston and Partners, a large firm. Her designs helped in the reclamation of areas of Glasgow decimated by urban decay. From Scotland the Hajduk's moved to Baltimore, MD where they restored an old house before moving to Birmingham, AL where Ann raised their young family while working as a landscape architect for Nimrod Long and Associates.
She worked with this talented firm for nearly 20 years and received numerous awards for her designs. In 2002, they moved to the lovely village of Wood Hole, MA on Cape Cod where she and Unu, her Siamese cat, opened what would become a very successful firm, "Ann Steadman Hajduk Landscape Architect". In 2006, Ann and Steve completed the cycle of their lives by returning to Athens, GA. Ann was kind, generous, and full of life and the world will be just a little but less loving and giving without her.
Graveside services will be 1 pm on Saturday, June 15th at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, GA followed by a celebration of Ann's life at the Sexton House in the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory at winshipcancer.emory.edu
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences at BernsteinFuneralHome.com.
- Winship Cancer Institute of Emory
- Graveside Service Saturday, June 15, 2019
- A Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, June 15, 2019
Ann Steadman Hajduk
June 19, 2019
I will always remember your loving spirit and love for life. I am going to miss your sweet smile and loving spirit. I only knew you through GCS of athens. My love and prayers to the Hajduk family.