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Reiff, David Samuel
David Reiff of Phoenix, Arizona entered into his heavenly father's home on March 12, 2014 at the age of 80 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. David was born May 15, 1933 in Rocky Ford, Colorado. He grew up in Garden City, Kansas and graduated from Garden City High School and Junior College where he was in the marching band, concert band, choir and barbershop quartet. His career in the printing industry began at the age of 15 operating printing presses for the Garden City Daily Telegram newspaper. In 1953, David married his high school sweetheart Joyce Janice (Southworth). After college, he worked as a commercial print shop manager at the High Plains Journal in Dodge City, Kansas. He moved his family to Phoenix in 1958 when a friend landed him a job at Standard Printing. Within a few years, David and a business partner purchased Allied Printing. In 1967 he launched Dave Reiff Printing which was a family operated commercial printing and graphic-arts business in Phoenix for 38 years. The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce awarded him the Small Business Person of the Year Award for Response to Adversity in 1996. He was recognized as an esteemed businessman and was active in community organizations including Christian Business men's Connection, West Phoenix Rotary Club and Toastmasters. David was a man of faith, devoted to God, his family and his country. He served as a board member, finance committee member, Sunday school teacher, solo and quartet performer at local churches including East Side Nazarene, Biltmore Nazarene, Monte Vista and Glendale Nazarene. He was a talented artist whose oil paintings were reproduced on commercial calendars and selected for the cover of a graphic arts magazine. He loved spending time at his beautiful home in the mountains where generations of family have fond memories of holidays and gatherings. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Willard Reiff and Anna Edna (Overholt) and his two sisters; Arlene (Reiff) Haddow and Lucy (Reiff) Crenshaw. David is survived by his wife Joyce and his four sons; Steve (Joyce), Randy (Marilyn), Gregory (Jacque), Terry (Amy), nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. David was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and he will be cherished in our hearts forever. The family greatly appreciates the wonderful care provided by Candace, his caregiver, and the staff of Hospice of the Valley. A memorial service will be held at Glendale Nazarene Church, 5902 W Cactus Rd, Glendale, AZ 85304 on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:00am, with a one hour visitation prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation for Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center (MAPC), 350 W. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ, 85013 or by calling 602-406-3041.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 15, 2014
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