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 Adam Perez Diaz

Adam Perez Diaz

Birth
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Death 5 Mar 2010 (aged 100–101)
Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 49449410 · View Source
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Adam Diaz, beloved husband, father and grandfather, and Phoenix's first Hispanic city councilman, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2010, surrounded by family in his home in Phoenix. He was 100.

Mr. Diaz was born in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1909 and moved to Phoenix as a child. He became the manager of the Luhr's properties, a position he held throughout his career. As a young man, he was invited by Barry Goldwater to participate on the City Charter government ticket for city council. He was elected and served on the city council in the early 1950's as a councilmember and vice mayor.

He remained politically active throughout his life, serving on numerous boards and commissions, including school boards, heading the "Viva Kennedy" campaign in Arizona, and serving on the Clinton administration's White House Council on Aging. In 2007, the city of Phoenix named the Adam Diaz Senior Center in his honor.

He is survived by his wife, Francis; his daughters, Sally and Olivia; his son, Joe; stepchildren, Bobby, Frank, Hector, Ana, Susan, Maria and Victoria; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2010 from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., with a Rosary from 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 909 S. 1st Ave., Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

Please sign guest book at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

(Obituary published in Arizona Republic.)


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  • Created by: Barb
  • Added: 9 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49449410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adam Perez Diaz (1909–5 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49449410, citing Saint Francis Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .