In Memory

Stephen A Hitchner

Stephen A Hitchner

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05/16/17 02:30 PM #1    

Kim Tingley

To me Steve epitomized the Swarthmore ideal. He played basketball well, he was a scholar, he received a Rhoads Scholarship when he graduated, he was student body president, he was my fraternity brother and he was my friend. He went on to work for a non-profit devoted to social responsibility. He died way too young.

05/17/17 09:29 AM #2    

Rodney Chronister

Steve was one of my roommates my freshman year. He was one of the most mature, level-headed and likeable people I had the privilege of meeting and carried the mark of leadership. I still mourn his early passing.

05/24/17 03:52 PM #3    

Douglas B Huron

I attended the memorial service after Steve died in '91.  A guy spoke who played basketball with him after college, and he gave a sporting metaphor that perfectly captured who Steve was: "He never took a shot he couldn't hit.  And he never missed an open pass."



06/03/17 04:10 PM #4    

Mark Sherkow

So nice, smart and friendly.  He worked on the campaign of Michael Dukakis for the Presidency. Steve told me he would have had a high position in the Dukakis administration if Dukakis had won. 

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