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Steve Mihocka, 89

Steve Mihocka, 89

Steve Mihocka, 89 of Hendersonville, passed away January 21, 2019 at Pardee Hospital of cardiac arrest.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, J. Christine Mihocka and his son, Stephen Edward Mihocka. He attended Barberton High School, received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron and his Master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin.

Steve’s entire professional career was with the YMCA. In retirement, he was a consultant in risk management for the National YMCA Board. He was the Director of Annual Support Campaigns for the YMCA of Greater New York. He was the Executive Director for the following: Staten Island YMCA of Greater New York, Central Branch YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Missouri, YMCA of Siouxland, Sioux City, Iowa, South Shore Branch, YMCA of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Adult Education Director of Akron Central Branch, Akron Ohio.

Steve was a Captain in the U.S. Army and a Commander in the Ohio National Guard. His community activities included: Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Jaycee “Outstanding Man of the Year”, Meals on Wheels, 32nd Degree Mason, Shrine Foot Patrol Unit in Sioux City, Iowa and Kansas City, Missouri, Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Service to others was the cornerstone of Steve’s life. His relationships with family and friends, in the U.S. and abroad were very important to him. He will be missed.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Christine Mihocka; three nephews, John Mihocka, James Mihocka and David Mihocka along with their mother Christine Seely Mihocka; and several cousins in Slovakia.

The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 8, 2019 in the theatre at Lake Pointe Landing, Hendersonville, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Disabled American Veterans, or Shriners Hospitals for Children,

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.