In Memory of




Obituary for Stephen George Haddad

Stephen George “Scoot” Haddad passed away on September 19th, 2022 having lived a life filled with love and adventure. He precedes his greatest inspirations, Sarabeth Rivet Haddad (wife) and Eponine “Epi” Francis Haddad (daughter). He was a loving and attentive husband and father. There was not a day he did not tell Sarabeth and Epi how much he loved them. He bravely fought his cancer for over a year because he knew each day in the fight was another day with his wife and daughter.

Stephen is remembered by his generous nature, quick wit, irreverent humor, and love of the outdoors. He lived life on his own terms and held tightly to his values of integrity, honesty, and thoughtfulness. On any given weekend or day off, you could find him on the trail in his beloved mountains of Montana followed by a trip to a local craft brewery. He lovingly shared his passion for hiking and the mountains with Epi and encourages anyone who wishes to feel connected with him to spend time outdoors.

Stephen found joy in building community every place he lived. From Supper Club in Baton Rouge to Dungeon Master in Missoula to Helcon in Helena, he brought people from different circles under the same roof and forged new friendships. He would be honored to know that he inspired people to spend quality time together playing board games.

As a professional librarian, Stephen's greatest pride was supporting others in the pursuit of knowledge at Missoula Public Library and Carroll College in Montana and the library at Louisiana State University. Thanks to his Gramps, former Director of LSU Library, Stephen spent time in libraries from a young age. Stephen climbed his way up from page to circulation student worker and then supervisor to government documents graduate assistant and finally to degreed librarian. Stephen took pride in his positions as public librarian, college librarian, and interim co-director. Stephen enjoyed offering support to the library system in Montana through collaboration with the State Library and in his tenure as Web Developer for the Montana Library Association.

Stephen was born the favored son of Kay Guidry Haddad (mother) and Michael Stephen Haddad (father) on December 6th, 1983 and was joined shortly after by his favorite sister, Ashley Haddad. He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents, George and Ida Helen “Tootie” Guidry; and, paternal grandparents, Stephen “Steve” and Yvonne Haddad. He is loved and remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.

We are grateful for the love we have received from across the country. Friends and family from Montana, Louisiana, Texas, and more provided support that made it possible for us to fight for Stephen’s life. We are grateful to the staff of MD Anderson and Houston Hospice for their care and concern over the course of this cancer journey.

Please join us to celebrate Stephen’s Life on Tuesday, October, 4th from 2-4pm in the Pavilion of the LSU Botanic Gardens at 4650 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Please bring a photo of/with Stephen with a description on the back to contribute to a photo album for Sarabeth and Epi.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Stephen’s memory to one of three organizations close to his heart: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Montana Library Association, or the Prickly Pear Land Trust.

Donors & Volunteers | MD Anderson Cancer Center

Montana Library Association, Inc.

Prickly Pear Land Trust