This fundraiser was created to honor the life and legacy of a loving parent, husband, son, and friend, Steve Hoffmeyer.
Steve passed away on July 16th, 2022 exercising his lifelong passion for outdoor activities. We like to think that he left us doing what he loved the most. Born on October 1st, 1950 in New York, Steve moved to Colorado in the early 90’s as his heart was truly seduced by the beauty of Colorado and the numerous adventures open in his very backyard. You can get a glimpse of his life through his autobiography at http://stevescoloradoadventures.blogspot.com.
Steve was a member, and later an instructor, of the Colorado Mountain Club, climbed all of Colorado’s 14ers multiple times, in total, he climbed over 400 14ers. He had also led an ambitious expedition to Denali, Alaska (https://www.hoffmeyer.com/Denali/Default.htm) and numerous other adventures throughout the years which led to one of his other passions of professional photography (http://stevespictureblog.blogspot.com). Steve was the pioneer in bringing many 14er enthusiasts together though the creation of the now extinct website, 14erWorld.com. When he wasn’t outdoors he exercised his other life-long passion: chess! Above all, Steve touched many souls with his enthusiasm, sense of humor and an unapologetic New Yorker personality. He will be sorely missed amongst his community and family. He lived life without a dull moment.
Steve also had a big heart. He cared about everybody, especially those in need, those seeking for betterment, and those he considered his friends and family. His clarity of thought brought support to many in a warm and welcoming way. He had the heart of a lion: strong, protective and caring to those who formed his pride. He lives on within his beloved wife, Val, his step-daughter, Heloisa, his mom, Jeanne, and his close friends that came to form his family.
Any donations will go directly to his wife to help cover funeral costs, his 93 years old mother in assisted living, and overall family needs during this very difficult time.