Stephen Brody 1-8-1934 ~ 2-17-2018\n\nSteve Brody age 84 passed away on February 17 at his home in Marana, Arizona from complications of cancer.\n\nHe was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Irma and Julian Brody. He is survived by Susan Young Brody his wife and companion of 54 years. \n\nHe was very proud of his family: daughter Melissa Peeler (Don), sons Stephen Douglas Brody and Barton J. Brody (Linda), and grandchildren Lauren White (Steve), Alyson Kauvanough, Bianca Brody, Adeline Brody, Annabella Brody, two great grandsons and Burak Bekat of Tucson, Arizona.\n\nSteve was a graduate of Philip Exeter Academy, Grinnell College and UCLA. One of his passions was racing thoroughbred horses. Steve had 97 winners through the 35 years he was in the racing business. In addition, he was an Arizona state racing commissioner. He was an avid golfer, tennis player, fisherman and sports fan extraordinaire. \n\nSteve was an advocate for youth in Des Moines and Tucson. He was past president of the Des Moines Boys and Girls club and Raccoon Valley Little League. In Tucson, he was active in the Tucson Boys Club and Rotary. He was a firm believer in young people and supported them through coaching youth sports.