Dr. Steven W. Hook, 1982

 It is with great sadness that we share the news that we lost Steve “Captain” Hook on September 24th after a valiant battle with frontotemporal dementia.  Steve was a very active member of the Michigan Chapter of Delta Chi, holding the offices of Corresponding Secretary, “E”, and Member-at-Large. Steve lived in the house for five consecutive years including summers, he was always there to share a good story. Memories of him holding court in his room at the house, “Heaven”, by listening to folk music, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Paul McCartney and Wings while he pontificated upon the events of the day are warm and numerous. Steve was always first in line to have the best of times on the weekend activities and could party with the best.

He stayed in touch with other alumni throughout the years including Greg Roda, Scott Walls and Mark Dunning and he was instrumental in bringing freshmen Jim Fuger and Jim Slawson into the fraternity his sophomore year given that they all hailed from East Grand Rapids High School. Along with other alumni he shared their admiration for the chapter house chef of many years, the late John “JR” Russell. They all made a road trip to visit JR and stopped to visit another alumnus, Frank Morrey in Marietta GA.

Jim Fuger, Mark Dunning, Scott Walls and Greg Roda attended the very moving and beautiful memorial service in remembrance of Steve in Kent, Ohio, where he was professor at Kent State University. True to their heritage of fraternity brothers, they celebrated in a raucous fashion that Steve would have approved.

Read Steve’s complete obituary here.