On February 23rd, 2020, Stephen Ralph Kauffman passed on at the age of 64 to be greatly missed. He was a proud Arizonan and a connoisseur of cacti. Steve was a strong man with a strong personality, he loved philosophy and was a great thinker who debated anyone who dared argue him. Steve was always a great athlete, became a champion wrestler, and coached Division I wrestling at the University of Arizona. He owned a successful and innovative fitness training business, Tucson Professional Trainers, with his brother Mike. Steve was a convincing salesman who knew and believed in his product and could close with the best of them. If you are a friend, family member, or anyone close, you know how deeply Steve loved.
Steve is survived by his brother Michael James (Ellen) Kauffman, his sister Kristine Anne Kauffman, Kim Kauffman, mother of Kirynn Kauffman, Normie Elaine Rodriguez, mother of Katrina Ray Kauffman, his sister-in-law Nancy Kauffman, his nieces and nephews Stefanie and Nicolas Wood, Kimberly and Jillian Kauffman, Luke and Jacob Kauffman, and of course, his beloved daughters Katrina and Kirynn Kauffman.
Steve is preceded by his loving parents Dean R Kauffman and Carol Diane Kauffman and brother, Dean Ronald Kauffman.