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Old 06-09-2015, 02:23 PM
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I will remember Steve and his family in my prayers. God speed and God bless.

Old 06-09-2015, 02:38 PM
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Will Keep them in my prayers.

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Old 06-09-2015, 02:53 PM
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What a fighter. I believe you have passed your test Steve. Peace will come. God bless the family.

Old 06-09-2015, 02:57 PM
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Wow, really tough to read this thread at work. Had to skip to the end for now. A man of amazing strength and courage. An inspiration to us all.

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Old 06-09-2015, 03:51 PM
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I did not know Steve, but followed is posts and have to say that he was very brave in the way he has lived life after being diagnosed with this terrible disease. Prayers sent for Steve and his family!

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Old 06-09-2015, 04:09 PM
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4+ years on a 6 months to live diagnosis - Steve's cheated death longer than most unfortunately it's out of his hands now.

If there's a cruise night in heaven you'll be easy to find - you'll have the car without a hood!

God's speed brother!

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Old 06-09-2015, 04:24 PM
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What an incredible journey this has been since his initial diagnosis
and what an incredible spirit he showed in his long fight.....I will forever admire his spunk
for as long as I live. May peace be with him and his family.

Old 06-09-2015, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for sharing the update, MC.

I can only hope that the Hoog family can find peace in knowing that when (if he hasn't passed already) he lays down his earthly burdens, he will free from all pain and will be with the Lord again.

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Old 06-09-2015, 07:48 PM
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Steve has been an unbelievable inspiration to us all. If there is anything we can do for his family please let us know.

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Old 06-09-2015, 09:49 PM
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Even though I did not know him personally I feel like I did reading his post's. It is crushing to read this. I know his family knows what a great person he was. Prayers sent to comfort his family. I know he is in a good place now.

Old 06-09-2015, 10:24 PM
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we all should live like he did..he beat the odds..he was happy, he passed a lot of info out to the world..and even at the end he was helping the hobby with his knowledge...for years people will see and read and learn from him..i already miss him


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Old 06-09-2015, 10:41 PM
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It's so hard to find words at a time like this. So glad he is not in pain at this time. Seems like he knew his time was very near in the fact of his numerous posts on here lately. And that he was wanting to bring so many of the things that he held dear to a close. I never met him except here on the forum, but I felt like he was a dear friend. You will be dearly missed Mr. Steve!


Old 06-09-2015, 10:45 PM
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Like others, never met Steve but from his posts you know he was a good man.
Condolences to his family

Old 06-10-2015, 02:30 AM
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I only knew Steve thru email and these forums, but watched with amazement as he fought one hell of a fight. I think I really missed out not getting to meet him.
Prayers of comfort and peace to him and his family.

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Old 06-10-2015, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by The Boss View Post
4+ years on a 6 months to live diagnosis - Steve's cheated death longer than most unfortunately it's out of his hands now.

If there's a cruise night in heaven you'll be easy to find - you'll have the car without a hood!

God's speed brother!
This sums it up the best, a man given 6 months and makes it over 4 years. This guy has some fight!!! I've been watching his dumb ass garage vids in the Judge thread, funny stuff at a sad time.

Old 06-10-2015, 07:00 AM
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Never a complaint, a real fighter.

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Old 06-10-2015, 11:03 AM
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I am sorry to hear this. Prayers with Steve and his family.

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Old 06-10-2015, 12:42 PM
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Any updates!!!
Being in God's hand's is a good thing!
I'm a Christian believer, AND believe in miracles. I'm praying for healing, all healing comes from God, doesn't matter what your condition is, the creator of the universe, you and I can do as he pleases...we have to ask first though!!!
Doctor's are blessings from God, and to never be ignored.
Lord, Heal Steve by the power of the shed blood of you son Jesus! We all speak the word of healing into Steve's body, you said our infirmities and sickness ARE healed by your power, Lord we thank You!!! Amen!!!

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Old 06-10-2015, 03:52 PM
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Very sad to hear this. I was thinking of Steve the other day, hoping he was doing ok. Remembering that he said he thought that 2014 would be his last year on earth. Figuring that he already had 2015 half-licked, and was making it. That was over the weekend. Never met the man, but he is a man of great dignity, inner strength, and inspiration for us all. Wishing the best for him and his family.

Old 06-10-2015, 04:15 PM
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Add my prayers. Hope he rests peacefully.


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