OBITUARY

Steven Edward Hoarn Jr.

December 31, 1986June 23, 2014

HOARN, Steven E. Beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and friend Steven E. Hoarn passed from this life June 23, 2014. A military kid with family roots in New Hampshire, Steven was born at Andrews AFB in Maryland on Dec. 31, 1986, a day his friends later dubbed "New Year's Steve," but he called many places home, including Virginia, Arizona, Nebraska, and Hawaii, before settling in Tampa after college. Steven was a proud graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he studied history, with a U.S. military history concentration, and he put his knowledge and talent to great use for the five years that he worked as an editor, photo editor and journalist for a defense-focused website and myriad publications. Steven was president of the College Republicans at UNH, and was active with the Tampa Bay Young Republicans, where he served as Communications Director. He was a man with strong beliefs, but he possessed an open mind, and often engaged in good-natured and lively political and philosophical debate and discussion. A good sport and an avid sports fan, he supported the Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox, even when his friends who cheered for local teams gave him a hard time about it. While Boston claimed his loyalty in hockey and baseball, he loved the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Steven loved reading and seemed to always have a book in hand. He played weekly on a trivia team, and his knowledge of sports and lesser-known U.S. presidents often came through in a pinch when the rest of the team was stumped. It was not unlike Steven to go the extra mile to make things just that little bit better or more fun, both in his personal and professional lives. With his engaging smile, intelligence, quick wit, mischievous sense of humor, curious mind, positive outlook, and thoughtfulness, Steven won the respect and affection of all who met him, from homeless people to U.S. Senators. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Nancy Hoarn; his sister, Katherine; and his Pepere and Memere, Lucien and Jacqueline Lafrance. There are only those who loved him, and those who didn't know him. He will be terribly missed.

Services

  • Fuuneral Mass Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Steven Edward Hoarn Jr.

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Cathy Paularinne

June 30, 2014

I did not know Steven, but was praying for him. I had heard about him through a concerned friend who was requesting prayer on his behalf. I will continue to remember his family and friends in my prayers for comfort and peace. God is the healer of broken hearts, and He is faithful.

B C

June 29, 2014

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May you allow the God of all comfort to strengthen you in this time of great difficulty. Because He knows the depth of the pain in each of your hearts, He will give you the support you need - Psalms 145:14, 18.

Teresita Jimenez

June 29, 2014

Dear Steve and Nancy. Sal, Sal Jr.and were heartbroken to hear the sad news. We will always remember Steven as Sal Jr.'s best friend. May you and your family find peace. Would live to reconnect with you - my number is 918-200-5065

Kainey Teel

June 26, 2014

Our prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow. We will be thinking of you and sending our love.

Cassandra Wante

June 26, 2014

My condolences to the family of Steven. He was such a wonderful person and I am honored to have met him. The first thing I noticed about him was his smile and how it would always brighten the room with joy. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to the Hoarn family. Rest in Peace Steve.

Emily Hartman

June 25, 2014

Steven, I knew you through some mutual clubs & events we attended together. Though I didn't know you well, when I saw you in a room of people I always gravitated towards you as the friendly guy that was easy to relate to and always ready to laugh at my bad jokes. Little things like that really do matter. My thoughts to your family and friends.

Jeremy Lindsey

June 25, 2014

He was a great man. He always had a smile on his face, and always had a kind thing to say. It was a pleasure to have met him, and my heart aches for his family. I cannot even begin to know how you are all feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Melanie Gray

June 25, 2014

I still can't believe Steve is gone. I went to college with him at UNH, and he was just so full of life, so happy. He was an incredible man, and I am so sad to know that he's not with us anymore. My heart breaks for his family, for his girlfriend, and for all of those who have lost a very dear friend. My prayers go out to his family. I know that he is in heaven now, but he's left a big hole in a lot of hearts. Rest in Peace, Steve. We miss you so much.

Shante Cruz

June 25, 2014

I will never forget the way Steven could always make me laugh back in high school when he was around people were always smiling and laughing. He was a great guy. Prayers to the family

June 25, 2014

You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers
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