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APTRA, Announces passing of Stephen John Gunter 1979-2018


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Stephen John Gunter was born April 18, 1972 and was taken from us too soon on July 2, 2018 of natural causes. Steve was born in Phoenix and graduated from Dobson High School in Mesa. He had a number of loves starting with his daughter, Lauren, who was the twinkle of his eye. He was very proud of her and was a wonderful father. Anyone who met him learned quickly that another love of his was the towing business. He had his own trucks for a while and then sold tow trucks for several companies over his life and he loved to talk about the towing business. Steve also loved people. We are not sure if he ever met anyone he could not talk with immediately. As we are finding out through Facebook he had a profound effect on many people he met. Steve loved life. He was given a new life when he received a kidney-pancreas transplant. He loved his family, mother Judi Hayer and husband Al and his dad, Jack Gunter and wife Fran. Steve will be sorely missed.

Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Mesa, 161 N Mesa Drive in Mesa, AZ on Saturday July 14th at 11 am.

Donations can be made in his name to the Donor Network of Arizona, 201 W Coolidge, Phoenix AZ 85013 or Juvenile Diabetes Research, 4343 E Camelback Rd #230, Phoenix AZ 85018


There will be a tow truck procession for Steve on Saturday, July 14, at 9AM starting at Bass Pro Shop in Mesa. Everyone who would like to participate is asked to arrive before 9AM. The procession will leave at 9:30AM.

If you have any questions, please contact Todd Grone at 480-557-8633
Steve was a long time member of the association and will be missed.

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