Stephen William Newkirk passed away unexpectedly in his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, Monday October 27, 2014. Stephen is preceded in death by his mother Jane Maliszewski. Stephen graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor in Science in Management and proceeded to earn his MBA in Marketing from Grand Canyon University. He later worked for Grand Canyon University as an Educational Counselor. Stephen is survived by his father William Lee Newkirk, his brothers Christen Newkirk, John Newkirk, and Jason Newkirk, his Sister Stacy Newkirk and his dog Boomer. A Visitation was held on November 1, 2014, at SereniCare Funeral Home Tempe 1525 West University Drive Tempe Arizona.