Stephen Patrick Hacala, Jr
May 2, 1991 - April 3, 2016
Stephen Patrick Hacala Jr., 24, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away
Sunday, April 3, 2016. He was born on May 2, 1991 in Shaker
Heights, Ohio to Stephen “Steve” Hacala and Margaret “Betty”
Smirnoff Hacala.

He graduated from Bentonville High School in 2009 and went on to
attend the University of Arkansas, graduating with a BSBA degree in
Marketing in 2013.

Stephen was incredibly intelligent, driven and gifted. He was an
accomplished, skilled, and talented musician with a passion for the
guitar. After college, Stephen was awarded the 35th Anniversary
Guitar Scholarship to Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.
While there, he spent time studying guitar and furthering his musical
knowledge and gifts. He returned from California and explored the
corporate realm working for GE Capital in Oklahoma City.

One year ago he returned to Northwest Arkansas to further his
education and during this time found his vocation in teaching and
sharing his love of guitar and music with others. For the past 7 months
he taught guitar at Arkansas Music Conservatory in Bentonville.

Stephen had a thirst for knowledge and truth and through that he
developed a personal relationship with God. Stephen had a
beautifully intense energy about him that allowed him to connect
deeply with and touch all those that he met. Stephen is dearly loved by
his family and friends and his spirit and memory will continue to live
on through all of them.

He is survived by his parents, Steve and Betty Hacala, of Rogers; two
sisters, Christina Hacala and Lauren Hacala; paternal grandparents,
John and Jean Hacala of Galloway, NJ; maternal grandfather, Michael
Smirnoff and wife, Jean of Pine Bush, NY; maternal grandmother,
Margaret Fairbrother and husband, Patrick of Sunset Beach, NC and
many other family members, friends, and students.

Visitation will be Monday April 11th, 6pm-8pm at St. Vincent de Paul
Catholic Church, 1416 West Poplar Street, Rogers, Arkansas 72758

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday April 12th, 1pm at St.
Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1416 West Poplar Street, Rogers,
Arkansas 72758

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in memory of Stephen
Hacala for music and guitar education for students K-12 in the
Bentonville Public Schools to:
Bentonville Public Schools Foundation
500 Tiger Blvd. Bentonville AR 72712  

Designate as Memorial to Stephen Hacala (in notes section if online
payment or written on personal check)

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