OBITUARY

Stephen Edward Hirschfelder

October 7, 1961May 7, 2018

Stephen Edward Hirschfelder, 56, “Paw Paw,” dad, son, and friend to all passed away on May 7, 2018 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was diagnosed with gastric cancer only 76 days prior to his passing on February 19, 2018. Stephen was a Texan through and through. He was born in San Antonio to father, William Thomas Hirschfelder and mother, Ann Chamberlain Wesolick. He grew up in Huntsville with his parents, three brothers Robert Profili, William Hirschfelder, Kirk Hirschfelder, and sister Sherry Peixoto. Huntsville is also where Stephen met and later married the mother of his children, Charlotte Pickett Hirschfelder. After moving to Dallas, they had their first son, Stephen Michael Hirschfelder, on April 13, 1990. Their second son, David Matthew Hirschfelder, was born in Round Rock on December 19, 1992. They ultimately raised their family in Carrollton, Texas where Stephen coached his boys sports teams, participated in their functions for Boy Scouts, and bonded with his sons through dirt bikes and various outdoor activities. He later moved to Katy, Texas where he began working for Accenture and made many life-long friends. His son, David, later joined Stephen in Katy. Stephen found great joy in watching David play football for the Katy Tigers and showed his pride by displaying a photo of David that was featured in the local newspaper. It is still on his refrigerator to this day. When an advancement in his career was presented to him, Stephen moved to Round Rock, Texas where he became close with his colleagues, some of which considered him a mentor. Ultimately, Stephen traveled back to Carrollton to be with his sons during this trying time. An avid fisherman, Dallas Cowboys fan, and lover of Sci-Fi television shows, Stephen’s most abiding passions were his family and friends. While raising his sons, he always expressed the importance of loyalty to family above all else. He had an amazing zest for life, especially when it was spent outdoors. Stephen found great happiness in his role as a “Paw Paw” to his granddaughters Madison (6), Amelia (21 months), and Nichole (due May 17th). Even though he lived far away from them, he always found a way to let them know how much he loved them. Usually, this was by having long FaceTime conversations and through their special “goodbye routine.” Although Stephen had many friends, his favorite companion was his dog, Scrappy who he rescued during a thunderstorm. Stephen is survived by his mother, Ann Chamberlain Wesolick; sons, Michael and wife Lindsey, David and wife Brittany; his grandchildren Madison, Amelia, and Nichole; his brothers, Robert and wife Michelle Profili, William and wife Lisa Hirschfelder, Kirk and wife Sharon Hirschfelder; as well as his sister, Sherry Peixoto and husband Jason; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father William Thomas Hirschfelder and loyal dog Scrappy. A Memorial Service is being held for Stephen on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Rhoton Funeral Home 1511 S Interstate 35E, Carrollton, TX 75006 from 2-4 PM. See you later, Alligator. After while, Crocodile. Kisses. Princess!

  • FAMILY

  • Survived by his mother, Ann Chamberlain Wesolick; sons, Michael and wife Lindsey, David and wife Brittany; his grandchildren Madison, Amelia, and Nichole; his brothers, Robert and wife Michelle Profili, William and wife Lisa Hirschfelder, Kirk and wife Sharon Hirschfelder; as well as his sister, Sherry Peixoto and husband Jason; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Barbara Toleman

May 11, 2018

My condolences to all of Stephen's Family and friends he will be truly missed. I had the pleasure of knowing Stephen for many years working with him as one of his Provider clients. Stephen was always the consummate professional, truly reliable and always , always a joy and pleasure to see and be around.
Rest in peace old friend...I will miss you.

Kathy Dusse

May 11, 2018

Stephen and I worked together. I was saddened to learn of his passing. Condolences and prayers to his family for their loss. Stephen always made a point to try to connect with his clients and his colleagues, and to bring sunshine to their day. His light in the world will be missed.

April Doyle

May 11, 2018

Stephen was my supervisor for TMHP. It was always fun to be around him at work and at department outings. He loved to talk about fishing, and the Dallas Cowboys. He will be deeply and truly be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family. May his memories, and life live in your hearts forever!

Joyce Gates

May 10, 2018

I have known Stephen since 1999 when he worked for Birch & Davis and we moved to Medicaid together. He was a good man who loved his boys and his grand daughters and Fishing! He cared very much for his team of provider reps since he had walked in their shoes. He helped many a provider in Dallas and Houston. There is no one else like him and he will be missed tremendously. My sincere condolences to his family. May he live in your hearts forever!

JoAnn Kunde

May 10, 2018

Stephen & I worked together at NHIC. We rode many miles together to visit providers for Medicaid. Stephen always liked to stop when we got gas and get a hot dog or have a smoke. We worked together through NHIC, Zerox & Accenture. I have many good memories of Stephen & he will be missed for a long time. As Stephen's family you have my deepest Sympathy

FROM THE FAMILY