My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hofstadler family. Steve was a wonderful person, brilliant scientist, patriot, and friend. He truly made a difference to those around him, through his friendships, his family, his hobbies and his work. Those of us who knew him are better off for having the privilege. He will always be missed. More importantly, he will always be remembered.
I was so sad to hear this news. I had the privilege of working with Steve when he was inducted into the Volwiler Society. He was so brilliant, kind and thoughtful. My sympathies to you for your loss.
Steve was a wonderful blend of supremely intelligent scientist, passionate advocate of quality, incredibly friendly in all interactions and a gentleman, a true mans man. My sincerest condolences and best wishes to his family in this trying time. God bless you Steve.
Dear Nina, Justin, and Shane,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I had the privilege of working in the same lab as Steve in grad school in Austin, TX. He was so smart, so generous with his time, and simply joyful to be around. I remember how much he would light up when he would talk about playing volleyball with Nina; he was so in love!
Often before conferences, everyone would be working in the lab until the wee hours of the morning; normally people would get tired and a maybe a little discouraged, but not when Steve was there. He always kept the place lively with his antics and his smile. And the comment about his consumption of chocolate is totally true! He used to keep a drawer full of chocolate bars because sometimes he'd be so busy working that he'd forget to eat. (I was always amazed he could stay so skinny!) Anyway, one day our professor discovered that Steve had chocolate in his desk and got into the habit of helping himself. It wasn't long before Steve caught him and gave him the moniker "Snicker-butt". Thankfully our professor had a great sense of humor and loved Steve, too, even when Steve photoshopped his head coming out of a cartoon mass spectrometer. That photo stayed up on the lab door for years to follow. Steve was a wonderful man, scientist, and friend, and I am sure he loved you all dearly. My heart and my prayers go out to you.
Vicki Campbell (Katy, TX)