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On Monday, about a dozen of our staff members attended the funeral of a regular office volunteer of ours, Steve Calhoun.  A few years back, Steve was laid off from his job of many years.  He decided that rather than sit around and do nothing, he’d spend some time volunteering with us.  He was soon after diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and put up a brave fight—never giving up—until he passed away last Friday.

“Superfantastic” was a word that Steve used often.  He was a very optimistic guy and this term fit him well and his reaction to things.  Despite a severe lack of energy, Steve and his wife, Cindy, came by to see us several days before Christmas when he knew his time was short.   They brought us some holiday goodies to thank us for what we do.

Steve was a “superfantastic” volunteer—one who understands best what we do here at Habitat is build relationships by building homes.  Steve touched many people in his time as a volunteer with us .  When I spoke with Cindy briefly at the service this morning she said that, “Habitat was his (Steve’s) calling.  He just didn’t know it,” in the context of wishing he had discovered us sooner.

RIP, Steve Calhoun.  We are blessed to have been part of your journey.

One Response to “9 JANUARY 2013 | SUPERFANTASTIC”

  1. Mike Calhoun Says:

    9 Jan , 2013

    I was Steve’ older brother. After we grew up and seperated the miles between us grew, but love for him was still in my heart. I am happy to see that Steve was such a blessing to you and you all were inturn a blessing to him.

    I am sure we will meet again on the other side.

    Thank You,

    Mike Calhoun

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