Patrick D. Stahl
Patrick Duane Stahl, 66, of Goodyear, Arizona, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. He was surrounded by his wife and children.
A memorial service will be held at Canyon View High School on Saturday, August 5th at 10:00am. The address is 6024 N Perryville Rd, Waddell, AZ, 85355. His son, Pastor Michael Stahl is officiating. If you wish to send flowers, please send them to the address listed above the morning of the memorial by 8:30am.
Patrick loved his family very much. He was brilliant with numbers and an eloquent writer. He was a huge Arizona sports fan, and the patriarch of a super competitive family. Whether he was playing two on two basketball with his wife and kids, dominating the pickleball court, or playing Yahtzee, Patrick played to win. He loved to be active, travel, read, eat chocolate, and serve others.
Patrick’s faith was so strong. He served the church faithfully much of his life. His love for the Lord shined bright. Even amid the most awful circumstances, he never ceased to praise Him.
Patrick was born to Harold and LaVerne Stahl on June 8, 1957, in Detroit, Michigan. He moved to Arizona when he was 18 years old to attend Arizona State University—go Devils! He earned his bachelor’s degree in business and later completed his MBA. He married Mary Stahl on March 13, 1982. He had a daughter Courtney (Heiden), and a son Michael (Stahl). He enjoyed a successful career in finance, offered tax services, coached basketball and softball, and tutored students in math.
He was preceded in death by both parents. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary; two children: Courtney (husband Richard) Heiden of Litchfield Park, AZ and Michael (wife Kristen) Stahl of Litchfield Park, AZ; sister Pamela Wojtkun of San Tan Valley, AZ; and grandchildren Madeleine, Easton, Knox, Nash, and Quinn.
He was so loved by everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed. His legacy will live on through those he loved the most. Dementia did not win. Patrick is whole again and standing face to face with Jesus.
Jack I. Cummings
Jack Irwin Cummings sadly passed away on July 7, 2023, at the respectable age of 91 in Surprise, Arizona. Dad, Papa, Pops, and Grandpa were the various names of those he left behind, but to all, he was welcoming and would always greet you with a hug. Between telling great stories and cracking goofy jokes, it was always a pleasure to talk with him. Jack was an amazing and sharp gentleman who never stopped grinning and expressed endless gratitude to those around him. The family could not have asked for a better role model and a friend.
Jack is survived by his four children, Jeff, Annette, Wesley, and Sandra, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. The family held a private celebration of life, and he will be sorely missed. We love you more.
John M. Powell
John M. Powell was born on September 22, 1955 and died on July 1, 2023 in Sun City West, Arizona.
John loved Montana and everything outdoors.
A celebration of life will be planned in the near future.
John is survived by his wife, Shannon, daughter Jordan, son-in-law John and three grandchildren, Santana, Jade, and Sophia.
Michael Sidney Gates
After a vibrant life, Michael Sidney Gates passed peacefully on June 30, 2023 at his home in Surprise, Arizona. While a craftsman, lover of classic western movies, and race car enthusiast, no talents or hobbies could compare to the pride and joy he held for his children and grandchildren.The second born of four siblings, Michael is survived by his older sister Jean Poulsen, his loving wife LaVerne Gates, his devoted daughters Julie Brenneise and Vikki Harper, and his creative and unique grandchildren Jillian Cuddy, Richard Brenneise, Rachel Harper and Jason Harper. He is predeceased by his father Fred Gates, his mother Vera Jacobs, and his two younger brothers, Patrick Gates and Donald Gates.Services will be held at the Visalia Cemetery in California at a later date.In honor of Michael’s memory, the family kindly requests donations to the Hospice of the Valley. Contributions can be made online at hov.org or by mail to Hospice of the Valley, 1501 E. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85014.Your generous support will help us celebrate Michael’s life.