George A. Steinhilber, born July 16, 1930 to George A. Steinhilber, Sr. and Lucille Barthels Steinhilber at Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Died at home on January 26, 2008 surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his beautiful wife Sandy; five children– Sara Cabirac Gary, Tim Steinhilber Diane, Lisa Andrews John, Ted Steinhilber, Greg Steinhilber Susan; stepdaughters Allison Lynch, Katie Lynch; ten grandchildren– Holden and Brenton Steinhilber, Lisa and Michelle Cabirac, J.R. and Emily Andrews, Alec, Eden, Chloe and Sara Steinhilber; and sister Jean DiOrio. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Lucille Steinhilber, stepmother Mollie Hergert Steinhilber and sister Kathryn Sickler.
George joined the U.S. Army in May of 1948 and served four years overseas. Upon his return he attended Oshkosh State Teachers College now the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh before transferring to the University of Arizona in Tucson. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1957 with a BS in Business Administration and Real Estate.
George was a co-founder of Continental Bank of Arizona, holding the positions of Senior Real Estate Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board. Continental Bank was acquired by Chase Manhattan Bank in 1987 and he stayed on as Vice Chairman of Chase Bank of Arizona until his departure in 1989. George started his career with Citizens Bank of Riverside as a staff real estate appraiser and then joined A.B. Robbs Trust Company in Phoenix as a Mortgage Loan Officer. He continued his career in the commercial mortgage banking industry up until his death, serving as Senior Vice President of CBRE Melody & Company. Throughout his career he was very active in the Arizona business community. He was past President of the Arizona Commercial Mortgage Bankers Association and Director of several institutions including Continental Bank, Chase Bank of Arizona and La Jolla Savings Bank. He was also a Board Member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America for 14 years. George was a member and past President of Phoenix Country Club.
George was an avid outdoorsman and will be dearly missed by his hunting and golfing buddies. He and Sandy treasured getaways to their summer cabin in Oak Creek Canyon and their beloved farm near George’s hometown of Oshkosh. Family and friends will cherish the memories of sharing his passion for the beautiful Wisconsin landscape at his home on Rush Lake.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 31st at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at 10001 N. 92nd Street, Suite 121, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 and Hospice of the Valley at 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
2 Timothy 4:7
“I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” The words of Apostle Paul