WOODSTOCK – Steven James Hooper, 41, born Jan. 31, 1972, a longtime resident of Woodstock and Crystal Lake, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. |
Steve was preceded in death by his father, James E. Hooper. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Berlin Hooper; his sister, Mary Hooper Shaw; his fiancée, Jennifer Reeder; and his best friend, Michelle Spadafora Dawson. Steve was loved by many and touched countless lives in his 41 years.
Steve will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed all that the woods and water has to offer. He had a passion for life that he has continued as an organ donor.
A memorial will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Social Hall at St. John's Lutheran Church, 401 St. John's Road, Woodstock, with a celebration of life at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network: www.giftofhope.org/about/monetary_donation.htm.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Apr. 30, 2013