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Steven John Hardt-nglish ’08, resident of San Jose, died suddenly on Jan. 17. He was 29 years old. He lost a brave 3-year fight against a disease he was so close to beating. He would make progress, accomplish so much, and then be overcome again. He was a kind, thoughtful and intelligent young man who had so much he wanted to do. We fought together as a family, yet ultimately were powerless. We miss him so much. Steven attended Booksin Elementary, Willow Glen Middle School, and Willow Glen and Valley Christian High Schools. He went on to attend the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduated from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business in 2008 with a degree in finance. Professionally, he was most recently an assistant financial planner at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in San Jose. He developed affiliations with Rotaract of Silicon Valley and Salvation Army Silicon Valley. He was a member of SCU Leavey School of Business Alumni Network, Phi Kappa Theta Honor Society, and a California Scholarship Federation lifetime member. For 10 years, Steve enjoyed playing ice hockey in the Sharks Ice adult league and developed a love of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in which he assisted with youth and adult classes and private instruction. He is survived by his sister, Kimberly English of San Mateo, his mother and father, Michael and Pamela English of Truckee, Calf., his aunts and uncles, Peter and Kathy English, Stuart English, Scott Hardt and Leslie Wright of Los Angeles, and his great aunts and uncle, Helen Tish, Mary Rohde, Mary and John Hardt and many cousins. Steven spent a very happy last day, skating for miles on a frozen lake in Truckee. He had a warm, happy nature and tried to bring a smile and comfort to whomever he met.