William Dale Pyritz

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, 88 of San Manuel, passed away on Tuesday, June 3. He is preceded in death by his wife Beverly, daughter Susan and son Edward.

Bill grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he began an extended career in railroading. After working for the Grand Trunk Railroad out of Michigan, Bill moved his family to Arizona taking a railroad position with the Magma Copper Company in San Manuel. After countless miles travelling the rails of southern Arizona, he retired from the San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company in 1990 as a yardmaster and union negotiator.

After moving to San Manuel, Bill actively worked with several politicians and office seekers. He was always taking politicos to various civic functions, introducing them to residents, gathering signatures and registering new voters. In 2001, Bill was named Precinct Committeeman of the Year by the Arizona Democratic Party.

He coached and served as president of the San Manuel Little League Baseball organization. Bill was always looking to make the game fun for the players, parents and coaches. It was a volunteer job he really enjoyed to the fullest.

Bill was a fighter for the underdog and champion of the working man.

Bill is survived by his son Joe, daughter Rebecca, son James, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Friday, June 6, 10:00 AM at the Community Presbyterian Church in San Manuel, located at 801 South McNab Parkway.

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