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Steve Hoffman
(1958 - 2008)

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Name: Mr Steve Hoffman
Gender: Male
Age: 50 years old
Lived: Sunday, 16 February 1958 - Thursday, 6 March 2008

My Story

Why 2 Memorials? Well. he deserved more. But mainly in case any of his friends might ever look online, for either his name, or his song~'Til The Well Runs Dry. His sister had it published and copyrighted in Washington, D.C. I want to make sure anyone who might like to leave him a message will be able to find him easily..that is why.
This is going to be a memorial place to share the beauty & wisdom of my best friend, and the only man in this life I truly loved..in a way that only the 2 of us understood. His name is Steve Hoffman, and he left this world shortly after his 50 th birthday last month. He was found on March 8th. Steve was a very complex and deep person..one of the many things that drew us together. We dwelled on little things and would discuss them for hours on end...mostly music, and the Bible. Steve had many friends...but above them all would be his friend Eric who I never asked the last name of, because I could not forsee that one day I might not have Steve to talk to about him, and how his life was. Steve cherished the times he could play with Eric the music they composed together. I know he must be at a loss as much as me. Steve was without a doubt a man of God. He loved God with all of his heart, and could quote you any verse almost from the bible. That is one thing his alcohol problem never took from him. Nor was his illness a problem he chose..it is a disease, however Steve felt he should have been able to just stop. But ultimately...it was alcohol that took his life. He was a lost soul..and when he finally reached out for help in May of 2007..he was told he did not need treatment, because he had not had a drink in 48 hours. Being in recovery myself..I know that was TOTALLY ridiculous, and probably his death sentence. Over the next few months he sunk deep into a depression after he relapsed in July..and in November his beloved dog of 14 years died. He knew that morning when he left for work that he was going to lose him, he said. Gibbs had been sick with Diabetes and old age..and gave him a look that morning he said like~"Daddy don't leave me today"..and Steve told him he had to go to work. As he drove down the driveway he dimmed his lights for Gibbs a few times as he did every day. He came home to find Gibbs dead on the couch where they slept. To him, having never married or had children..he lived alone like me and that dog was his child. That loss was the beginning of the end I know now. The depression got so much worse he was not eating well, was drinking still..and was a small man physically anyway. One day at work he passed out for an unknown health reason. He may have gotten a concussion. He never did return to work. One place he was hoping to get a job, went out of business. Another he heard might be. And really, I think he just gave up at this point. Because he no longer had Gibbs to have to care for, and he cried about him each time we talked..and we talked often. He never got over his loss, and he did not have tools a 12 step recovery program would have given him to deal with such a devastating loss. Both of us hated this evil world we seem to live in now..it has changed so much since we were children. When The Children Cry..a song he loved, & sang and once wrote to me~"I am sure Jesus must spend all of his time crying for the children." Steve wrote music..and sang, and I am going to try to find as much of it as I can to put here..it is beautiful and has great meaning. The song below he told me once was for me..for all I had been through in this life. But in the end, it was for him. He gave until his well ran dry..and the love he gave will live on forever in my heart and the hearts of all of his family who miss him so very much. Steve was the most precious soul I met in this world..and promised me he would not leave me alone in it. As long as I remember all that he shared with me, and the gentle tone of his voice..and the words "I love you" which we said to one other for the last time just a few weeks ago..then I am not alone. He's still here with me, right inside my heart. He has always been in the Secret Garden part of my heart and little girl dreams that reside there still in spite of how my life turned out..and there he will stay. 29 years of all that we shared and felt will not ever be gone. I will not let his passing be what I remember him by, but rather his life..his beautiful smile, and Godly heart. Godspeed your soul my dearest friend to have peace at last..you are loved forever ...Love, me.

'Til The Well Runs Dry
Restless always wasting time
Don't know where to draw the lineI give it all I think I've got:Can't make something what it's not~Seems like nothing means a lot...Seems like nothing means a lot.Hearing when I have no clueSeeing when it isn't trueFeelings lost without a careJust can't give what isn't there~Seems there's nothing left to share...Seems there's nothing left to share.On and on is there no end?Around again to where I've beenPlaces that I've seen beforePictures now and nothing more~Taken through an open door...Taken through an open door.
Looking for another placeAnother timeAnother faceFirst you laugh and then you cryYou have to live before you die~And give before the well runs dry...And give untilthe     well runs
                             dry...           
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Afraid~By: Steve Hoffman
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Incense Memorial Tribute
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I am going to try one last time to get the letters, am going to write one and ask...and about the CD player with Jean...
Song Dedication Memorial Tribute
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Song Name: Faithfully
Artist: Journey
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I never forgot you singing this for me...and at the bottom of my tattoo...tha...
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Oh Steve....Eric found your other little place I created!!! Now he has the link to HERE!!! I have waited since the da...
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Today marks 3 years since you left us here...a lifetime to me. I will always love you...you knew that...and I always ...
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I love u still Kenny & Mickey are getting me some of our things. I took a card to Ben Franklin and met your father an...
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IF ANYONE WHO COMES HERE KNEW STEVE WILL U PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ccc@shentel.net/...Thank u
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I MISS YOU
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My Dearest Friend..I can hardly believe that it has been a year now since you left me here to go on without you. God ...
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My Dearest Steve~I finally made my way down that long & winding road to your house. I wanted to release ballons., lea...
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I was watching a Billy Joel concert..from back in 1977 & 78...God we were getting old aren't we? But no music can I e...
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Song Name: Just The Way You Are
Artist: Billy Joel
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Don't go changing, to try and please me You never let me down before~ Don't...

Biography

Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Maurertown Va.
Occupation: Trades & Services
Marital Status: Single
Religion: Other Christian

Interests

Favourite Sport: Basketball
Favourite Team: Redskins
Favourite Book: The Bible
Favourite Movie: The Sound Of Music
Favourite Music Genre: Rock
Favourite Artist: Too Many To List
Favourite Charity: SPCA

Passing

Place of Passing: Home
Date of Passing: 6 March 2008
Cause of Passing: His desire to know nothing....
Type of Funeral: Spiritual Releasing
Place of Burial: Ashes Spread At Homeplace
Funeral Director: Family
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