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Nathan Earl "Pete" Stith Obituary


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“I worked with Pete (I called him "Nathan Earl" and he called me "Hawk") for 16 years at Digital. I will always remember the great times we had and...Read More ยป
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Nathan Earl "Pete" Stith, 75, of Phoenix, Arizona, peacefully entered into everlasting life on January 2, 2013 after fighting the past ten years from the affects
of lung cancer. Pete was born on January 20, 1937 to Joe Nathan and Minnie Odell Stith in Wakefield, Virginia and is preceded in death by his parents and sister Shirley Denson. Nathan is survived by Linda Schwab, his constant companion of 25 years, his children Nina (Gene) McGee, sons Earl (Sabrina) Stith and Lenox (Lupe) Sims, eleven grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Raymond (Viola) Stith and Donald Stith, sister Diane Peartree as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

After graduation from high school in Newport News, VA, Nathan joined the United States Air Force from where he retired after 20 years as Avionic Inertial & Radar Navigational Systems Technician. Within three days of retirement, Nathan was hired by Digital Equipment Corp. where he spent the next 17 years as electronics supervisor and earned his college degree during that period of time. Nathan was an avid lover of golf and football, baseball and basketball. He so enjoyed his weekly golf outings with his good friends, Dan, Galen, Gary and also his son Earl. Nathan was a very kind and gentle person who did not have an enemy. Years after his retirement from Digital, former employees he had hired would stop him wherever he might be, remembering him with respect and good memories.

Services will be Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ. Visitation will begin an hour before. Burial will follow at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. Donations may be made in Pete's memory to one of his favorite charities, The American Cancer Society of Phoenix, AZ, the American Lung Association or the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.