10/29/1945 - 12/26/2021
Service Date: 01/11/2022
Service Time: 2 PM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park 2100 East Queen Creek Road Gilbert, AZ 85297

Steven David Spittell, 76, of Gilbert, Arizona passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021.  Steven was born on October 29th, 1945 in Attleboro Massachusetts.  He was the first son of Harvey Winfield Spittell, Jr. and Shirley Viella Day Spittell, both of Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Steve moved to California when he was 11.  He graduated from El Monte High School and briefly attended California Polytechnic College at Pomona.  Steve loved to bowl, golf, fish, and waterski and enjoyed playing cards and computer games.  He wasn’t afraid to tackle small and large projects from rebuilding cars to building the family home.  He also loved food and was known for his chocolate chip cookies and barbeque ribs.

Steve met his wife Kathi in May of 1971 and they were married in September of that year.  They celebrated 50 wonderful years together filled with love, laughter and happiness.

Steve is survived by his wife Kathi, and son and daughter-in-law Dave and Phyllis Spittell of Gilbert, Arizona, daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Dan Werle of Chandler, Arizona, son and daughter-in-law Steve and Brooke Spittell of Gilbert, Arizona, and daughter and son-in-law Stacey and Cale Ackerley of Gilbert, Arizona.  He is also survived by grandchildren Megan, Taylor, Cori, McKenna, Kyler, Brody, Ava, Aria and Avery and by his grandchildren of the heart Cailey, Jaxon and Ryder. He is also survived by his brothers Glenn, Pete, Ross, Mark and Craig.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, Arizona 85297.



  • So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. As a valued teammate at McLane, I always enjoyed his happy demeanor and great smile. He was a hard working driver who always made it clear his family was his priority. My sympathy and condolences go out to David as well Kathi, Phyllis and all family members. As much as he enjoyed each of you, I am sure he will be truly missed. God bless you at this hour of sadness.

  • Jeanne and Mike Ackerley

    We are very sorry about Steve’s passing. He was so proud of his family, clearly they reflect his high values and priorities. Our sympathies to Kathi and the entire family at this sad time.

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