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CW3 Steven James Hoxie, Jr.
April 2, 1978 - June 4, 2020

Fort Drum, New York - Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven James Hoxie, Jr., 42, died at his home on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Steven was born on April 2, 1978, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Steven and Kathy (McBurney) Hoxie, Sr.  He attended Greenway High School in Arizona.  On May 2, 2009, he married Jana Marie Moshier at the Salem Christian Fellowship Church in Beaver Falls with Pastor Bryan Catlin officiating.  Subsequently, they had four children.  Over the years, they made their home in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, and New York.

After leaving high school, Steven had a full and distinguished career with the U.S. Army where he, honorably, served for over twenty years.  Moreover, he had a special place in his heart for the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum.  Currently on his fourth tour with the Division, he tragically passed away before he could complete it.

After enlisting in March of 2000, Chief Hoxie spent twelve years as an enlisted man before being selected to become a warrant officer.  He served two operational tours overseas, one in Belgium and one in Kosovo, and three combat tours in Afghanistan where he earned one Joint Service Achievement medal, three Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, four NATO medals, one Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, one Kosovo Campaign medal, five Afghanistan medals, and one Combat Action Badge.  Before being stationed at Fort Drum, Steven was assigned with the 4th Regional Cyber Security Center at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, where he and two others became the technical backbone for ensuring USARPAC met the Windows 10 compliance suspense, an accomplishment which our Microsoft representative even told us no one in the private sector would think to attempt.  Truly a master at his craft, a dedicated soldier, and an exceptional Signal Officer, Steven greatly missed by all who knew him and by anyone whose life he' touched.

A former member of the Silvermine Hunting Club and an avid outdoorsman, Steven enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his four-wheeler, and fulfilling his role as a devoted husband and father.  He is survived by his wife, Jana; their four children:  Noah Steven, Gia Marie, Jade Madison, and Myla Janet, all at home; a son and daughter, Jacob D. and Kendall R. of Delaware; his parents of Surprise, Arizona; his sister, Shannon Hoxie; his niece, Kailie; his nephew, Chase, also of Surprise, Arizona; his paternal grandparents, Donald and Lorraine Hoxie, of Litchfield, Arizona; his maternal grandfather, Leslie McBurney of Madison, Wisconsin; and his mother- and father-in-law, Janet Zehr (Leonard Peck) of Carthage, and Duane (Lisa) Moshier, of Croghan; as well as by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Joyce McBurney.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. at the Croghan Mennonite Church with Rev. Paul Mast, Pastor, and CH Aaron Means officiating.  Calling hours will precede the funeral from 12:00 noon until 12:45 P.M. at the church.  A committal service with military honors will follow in the Riverside Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls, after the service.  Please follow social distancing rules and masks.

Memorials in Steven's name may be made to:  Mission 22, 17040 Pilkington Road, Suite 200, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035.   https://mission22.com/home

Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2020.

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