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Stephen Valdez Cristan

Stephen Valdez Cristan (1964-2020) went to be with his Lord and Savior. Born in Tucson, AZ., July 7th, 1964 and passed away in Mesa, AZ., May 31st, 2020.

“Coach Steve” grew up in Chandler, AZ with the help of many extended families of the community. He established a career with Bashas’ Markets for over 20 years all the while coaching the sport of baseball and basketball. His lifelong passion for golf; he taught his son the gentleman’s game and they strove to be great together.

Fond memories of long weekend barbecues/cookouts with family, road trips to California and Mexico to visit in-laws, Sunday Church, and endless amount of birthday parties.

Eternally remembered by son Nathan, wife Elvira, ex-wife Susan, father Cosme, brothers Raymond, Anthony, Jesse, and sisters, Teresa and Laura. Plus, many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death, mother Yolanda Carrasco and older brother Frankie Cristan.

Steve had an unquestionable love for family and friends. All the kids looked up to Steve for comfort and stability.

Memorial donations can be made by giving blood at your local blood bank.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 from 6 PM to 8 PM Bueler Mortuary  14 W. Hulet Dr. Chandler, AZ 85225

Mass will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, June 12th, 2020 at 10:30 AM 230 W. Galveston St. Chandler, AZ 85225


  • Jesse Estrada Posted June 10, 2020 2:53 PM

    Im going to miss you so much Big Brother. I still cant believe this is all happening. You were a great Big Brother and I will always remember all the things you taught me. Sports, golf, life, and everything in between. I love you, and may you Rest Easy Big Brother….

  • Theresa Cristan Marquez Posted June 10, 2020 3:27 PM

    My big brother , i love you and miss you

  • Susana Iveth Robles Posted June 14, 2020 5:31 PM

    Gordito, te adelantazte al camino, es un pesar porque te faltaba mucho por vivir y convivir con tus seres queridos es una gran pena solo Dios sabe y esta en control de todo Gracias por todo y te recordaremos con mucho cariño!!!

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