Witt, Steven Frank
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54, of Phoenix left this life on February 18, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Steve was a third-generation Arizonan born in Kingman, AZ, October 25, 1958. He graduated in Phoenix with Greenway High School's first graduating class in 1976 and attended Arizona State University on a newspaper carrier scholarship. Steve was active in the Republican Party from the age of 18 when he worked on the Jack Londen Campaign for Governor of Arizona. His association with Jack and the Londen Insurance Group continued over the next 36 years as Public Relations Manager. He also managed public relations for numerous other organizations. Steve enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He loved sailing his Catalina 25 on Lake Pleasant. Steve hiked all over the Valley and was proud to complete three Phoenix Summit Challenge hikes. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Emma Kayser, his paternal grandparents Rev. Rupert G. and Ruby Witt, his father George Austin Witt, his sisters, Cindy Blackstock and Laurie Diamond. He is survived by his mother Georgie Ann Wetherill of Phoenix, his brother Mike Witt (Janice) of Wilhoit, AZ and his sister Melanie David (Patrick) of Prescott Valley, AZ, his girlfriend Patti Ritter, his faithful companion Rocque and a number of nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 2nd at the Anglican Epiphany Church, 8433 N. 12th St, Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the
, http://honor.americanheart.org/goto/stevewitt or PO Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 90074.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 24, 2013