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Steele, Roger
101, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on January 30, 2016. Born on November, 15, 1914 in Streetman, Texas, Roger entered this world the same way he went out - on his terms. In 1939 he married the love of his life, Marianna whom he met on a blind date. They celebrated 66 years of marriage together. They settled in Phoenix where their first two children, Anne and Bill, were born. Roger was working as an electrician. He joined the Air Force in 1944. After completing his military tour, he moved the family back to Texas where they had one more child, Janet. In 1959, on their 20th anniversary, they made their 20th move in their marriage back to Phoenix where Roger's electric company help build the 20 story Guarantee Bank Building on Central Ave. He began his joy of golf and joined Mesa Country Club where he played until he was 96. He served on the board of trustees for Aldersgate Methodist Church, on the board of directors and was president of the Electric League of Arizona and Treasurer for the National Electrical Contractors.Roger ran the Journeyman Electrician Training Program. He was a lifetime member of the Freemasons since 1947. He and Marianna cherished their vacations to Hawaii and going on cruises. Living at home until age 101 under the care of his daughters, he left us with many years of memories and stories. Roger was predeceased by his wife Marianna and is survived by his children: Anne Sanger (Roger), Bill Steele (Bernie), and Janet Green (Mike DiGiacomo), five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. A memorial celebration will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3530 N. 32 Street, Phoenix on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. The family requests no flowers but instead, donations to Aldersgate United Methodist Church.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 23, 2016
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