Gerhard Steinbrenner Obituary – The Arizona Republic

Gerhard Steinbrenner, 85, of Scottsdale and Tucson, died peacefully on September 15, 2022, after a year of illness. Gerhard was born in Schwabisch Hall, Germany on October 10, 1936, to Freida and Friedrich Steinbrenner. He came to America and served in the United States Air Force, stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Maricopa County, from 12/8/1957 to 11/8/1963, where he was met his wife of 57 years, Norma (née Dropps.) He became an American citizen in 1963. Gerhard graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in electrical engineering, remaining an avid Sun Devils fan. He retired from the Arizona Public Service in January 2000, as Chief Information Officer, after 33 years of distinguished service. Norma and Gerry have traveled extensively around the world. They were philanthropists for several charities and were strong supporters of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra for many years. They loved to entertain, especially their annual Oktoberfest for their many friends. Gerhard is predeceased by his wife, Norma H. ​​Steinbrenner, and brother Herman. He is survived by his children, Donna Scott, Terry Hamrick (Brad) and Mark Burris; as well as his sister Lilo Brodbeck and his nephews, Dirk and Oliver; and his nephew Jurgen Steinbrenner, still residing in Germany. He leaves behind his grandson Blake Hamrick, his granddaughter, Marisa Scott (Adrian Causey), and his great-grandchildren, Rory, Jourdan, Tristan and Brooklyn Causey. We therefore say an affectionate farewell to our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, but with the joyful wish that he does not arrive at the end of his existence, but at the beginning of another journey. Private services will be announced later.

Posted on September 17, 2022

Posted in The Arizona Republic