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Stephen A. Hardie July 11, 1966 - April 5, 2018

Stephen A. Hardie

July 1966 ~ April 2018_x000D_
Stephen A. Hardie

July 1966 ~ April 2018

Stephen was born in Carmichael, California and passed away at the age of 51 in Delhi.  He was a teacher at various Merced County Schools and ran a private tutoring business.  Learning and teaching were his passions and he enjoyed helping children.  Stephen was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and loved watching baseball.

He leaves behind his wife Rebecca Hardie; children Aaron (Caitlynn) Eisenberg and Tabitha (Scott) Lee; siblings David (Myra) Hardie and Alison (Don) Childress; four nieces and one nephew.  Stephen was preceded in death by his parents Alden and Carol Hardie.

A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:00p.m. at Denair Senior Center.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the charity of the donor’s choosing.

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  1. Rebecca Benson says

    It is very rare for man to ever get so close to my heart …. but we absolutely became bff’s and instant friends… 28 years ago now!!! Wow!!)) time has flown by and we’ve always been there for each other. He has seen me at my worst when I had life’s struggles, right there 110% with a hug that counted !!! He has also stayed my friend to see my life completely turn around and taught me so very much about compassionate men existing, unconditional love and friendship on a whole new level I had never known before our friendship…
    I love you dear friend more than you’ll ever know, thank you for your beautiful friendship all these years… Live your chicken friend… Becky xoxoxo

  2. BJ Irwin says

    sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. HE was true and honest and I am proud to have had such good friend. RIP

  3. Trish Puett says

    Steve was a very dear friend of mine in college and I do not know what I would have done without him in my pursuit for a math degree! He always opened up his house for late night study groups and fed us healthy brain food such as hot pockets, mini pizzas and cereal. We would spend hours and hours working on abstract algebra, differential equations operations research, calculus and probability theory homework. Rebecca wouldn’t complain at all for being loud and rowdy””yes, math geeks get rowdy””until the wee hours of the night. Steve was one of those people that made math fun and enjoyable, and I will never forget him. He was a great man and I am positive he is in Heaven with his Cincinnati Reds hat tutoring the angels in math!

  4. Tracey says

    Steve was A true friend a good husband and the perfect match for my dear friend Rebecca; And for that alone, I loved Steve. He was fun to be around, when we did see him, and he was always quick with a compliment on our music. Gone way too soon.

  5. Alejandro Lomeli says

    Steve was a great friend, I remember studying with him late and was the best math tutor. Nobody could make the math simpler than Steve. I would not have an Associate Degree in Mathematics without him. Steve was such an influence in my life I could never forget him. Steve was the reason I made it through calculus and several other math courses besides math Steve was great man I loved his sense of humor. I still remember the laughter we shared watching south park episodes. Steve is one of the nicest persons I have ever met. I am great full I got to know him. I am saddened that he had to leave so early.

  6. Oscar Zagazeta says

    I will remember our late night study parties. Having a blast and getting work done, was how we did it. He will always be in my memories because I am certain that without him I wouldn’t be a math teacher as I am now. My friend helped me to pass my classes and to feed me good cereal.

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