Mr. Hancock was an avid golfer, tennis player and jogger and spent many summers in Cazenovia honing those skills. One of his favorite claims to fame was having won the Cazenovia Golf Club Member-Member twice and the same club's Member-Guest three times. A lifelong New York Yankees fan, he for many years proudly displayed in his office his three seats from the pre-renovation Yankee Stadium.
Stew was a past member of a variety of community organizations, having served on the boards at Manlius Pebble Hill School, the New York State Open Government Committee and the National Kidney Foundation. He was also a member of the Metropolitan Development Association. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Syracuse Press Club in 2003.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; his daughters, Kolbe, Annie, Torrey and Mary; his son, Stewart IV; his parents, Judge Stewart F. Hancock Jr. and Ruth Pass Hancock, of Cazenovia; his brothers, R. James of Hopkins, Minn., Christopher of Sugarland, Texas, Nathaniel of Slingerlands, and Jonathan, of Lebanon, N.H.; his sister, Marion Hancock Fish, of DeWitt; and several nieces and nephews.""