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St.Lucy/St.Bernadette RC Church, Altamont, NY
Saturday November 8th, 2014

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Steven C. Hoard

Berne- Steven C. Hoard passed away Monday, November 3rd 2014 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. He was born on March 27 1976 to Ronald and Janet Hoard in Rochester NY. Steven received his Masters degree and went on to become a middle school teacher for Schoharie School District. Steven is survived by his wife Nicole, son Benjamin, his mother Janet, his sister Jennifer Powell and brother in law Michael, his grandfather Charles W. Tuscher, and his mother in law and father in law (Christopher and Gloria Frenza). Steven is predeceased by his father Ronald, and his grandmother Mae M. Tuscher. Steven was a graduate of Mohannasen Central School District, SUNY Oswego and Russell Sage College. Mr. Hoard, who taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies at Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School for 13 years, was beloved by staff, students and their families for his caring, enthusiasm and sense of humor. In addition to teaching, Mr. Hoard coached varsity track and wrestling at Schoharie, where he also had served as advisor to the High School Student Government and Key Club. He was also known for being an avid Star Wars fan. Calling hours will be held at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main Street Altamont NY on Friday November 7th from 2-4PM and 7-9 PM. A mass will be celebrated on Saturday November 8th at 10AM at St. Lucy/St. Bernadette RC Church, Altamont NY. Donations may be made in Steven's memory to: Steven Hoard Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Schoharie CSD PO BOX 430 Schoharie, NY 12157. Online condolences can be left at www.fredendallfuneralhome.com


I met Steven when he was an impressionable young man - We all were back then. I watched him grow from very normal teenage angst to the most creative individual I've known. Steven didn't do what everyone else did. He never did what he was supposed to do. He followed his passions and challenged so called common knowledge with an educated vengeance. With his quick, biting wit, he wouldn't hesitate to humble you, to easily find contradictions in your position and seal the discussion with a verbal wrestling finisher. It's something of a constant for me - having Steven in my life for unique, thoughtful discussion. Having moved out of state, I found a late night talk with him in his castle up on a hill was a return to home, a comfort I didn't know I missed until it was present in front of me. Knowing that isn't there anymore is one of the hardest things I've ever had to face. We've lost a beautiful man, a loving father, an affectionate husband, a thoughtful teacher and one of the best friends anyone could ask for. Thank you for sharing your life with me, Steven - and condolences to all of us who remember him fondly.

Jason FitzGerald Nov 13 2014 12:00 AM

I will be forever grateful for the friendship Steve and Chris shared. We have all lost a generous and caring soul. For those that had the good fortune to know Steve, I share your loss and offer my deepest sympathy to Nicole and Ben and Steve's many friends. He will be missed.

Cathy Clark Nov 10 2014 12:00 AM

Truly an inspirational man and a wonderful teacher who my children enjoyed and appreciated. I always enjoyed speaking to him and could see how proud he was to be a Father and that he loved his family deeply. In such a short time on earth he touched and so many lives- those of which will continue on, enriched and made better by him.

David Faas, Matthew and Mikayla Nov 8 2014 12:00 AM

I dont think there is enough words in the dictionary to explain what a truly wonderful man you were and im sure you still are up in heaven. i get so mad at people for saying you were "just a teacher or just a coach" i mean for some im sure you were just that. but to me and some others i know you were so much more. on November 3rd i lost one of my best friends even though we argued like brother and sister, i loved you like a best friend. i just truly hope you know how much i truly appreciated you. i cant help but go back to the time you told me you still had the picture of a chubby little 7th grader that had no clue of her potential. you had a way of instilling confidence and belief in myself. i cant help but think how noone else will get to experience what a truly spectacular man you were. i loved all the responsibilities you gave me because you knew i could handle them. i will never forget everything you have ever done for me.

Kassidee VanGasbeck Nov 8 2014 12:00 AM

I recall Steve's first Open House at SCS and how he said how much he really liked Schoharie and was glad he became employed there. I think his 13 years showed how much he liked the students, families and co-workers. His life was a fine example of a true educator, coach and professional. He was a great guy! :-)

Kathy Jones Nov 8 2014 12:00 AM

Mr. Hoard, you were an amazing teacher, friend and advisor. You always made people laugh. Sitting through power point was always a good time. You are loved and missed. Nikki and your son Benjamin will always have you looking down. God rest your soul and take it easy. You are with many known angels. Fly high Mr. Hoard.

Nicole Hartman Nov 8 2014 12:00 AM

Mr. Hoard was my 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher. He was a great man and teacher. He helped me through so much. I will miss him dearly

Jessica Nov 8 2014 12:00 AM

Hi Nicole, please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I am heading out of town for two weeks, but I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Warm regards, Susan

Susan Gibbons Nov 7 2014 12:00 AM

Lots of memories and priceless happy moments and pictures. Miss him we will.

Danielle Shiely Nov 7 2014 12:00 AM

Nicole, my deep condolences. While I did not know Steven, his information tells me he is a wonderful person. Knowing you I am not surprised that this is the description of your soulmate. Know that my prayers for your family and thoughts and friendship are with you as you find your path now. Sincere sympathy. Edie Sicher

Edie Sicher Nov 7 2014 12:00 AM

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