David Stichman (December 31, 1968 - July 13, 2020)

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David Stichman
  • December 31, 1968
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  • July 13, 2020

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David John Stichman, age 51, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020.  He was born in Inglewood, CA on December 31, 1968.  His parents moved to Wisconsin in 1969, and then in 1972 to Albuquerque, NM, where David spent his childhood.  David is survived by his parents John and Kristine Stichman of Albuquerque, NM; sisters Amy Stichman of Fargo, ND, and Katherine (Don) Atencio of Albuquerque, NM; nephews Reese and Aidan Atencio of Albuquerque, NM; uncles Robert (Barbara) and Thomas (Cindy) Stichman and aunt Janet McDaniel of Billings, MT; aunt Diane (Tom) Kramer of Middleton, WI; and numerous cousins.

David received the Bachelor’s Degree from New Mexico State University and attended graduate school at NMSU and the University of New Mexico.  He went on to build an exceptionally successful career in computer and information systems technology and operations, most recently holding high management and executive positions at Nike, Inc. in Beaverton, OR, and The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, FL.

He was an avid sports fan, particularly of the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Bucks.  He loved his Packers.  He followed their ups and downs through the years, attending their games whenever he could.  During NBA Playoffs, he proudly wore his Bucks T-shirts to show his support.

David was known to many as a “gentle giant,” not only for his impressive stature, but moreover for his calm and easy-going demeanor in so many circumstances. He had a deep and resonant voice, and Nike staff availed themselves of this by having him do voice-overs for special events, such as award ceremonies.  Persons wishing to remember David with a donation in his honor are invited to consider the Movember Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, both of which he supported strongly.

A tribute wall and e-cards are available at https://baldwincremation.com/obituaries/david-stichman/  Memorial service and interment arrangements are pending.

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  1. Jim Holland lit a candle:
    11 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 11, 2020 at 8:13:41 PM

  2. Casey Petry says:
    11 Aug 2020
    I, too, got to know Dave through my time at Nike. He truly was kind hearted and felt like family when you met him. I'll miss getting to talk smack about sports with him and I'll miss hearing about all of the crazy Florida stories. I'm grateful for the short time I knew him and truly miss him.

  3. Karen Wehn says:
    11 Aug 2020
    My heart is broken with Dave’s passing. I was his admin during his time with Disney. Every day was brighter when Dave was present. One of the things I loved about him was his deep passion and love for his beautiful wife, Jill. True companions, and it radiated thru him. My heart is breaking for Jill and family, as they continue this journey. Dave will be ever present in our precious memories. Jill, although you can’t see him, he is there with you. He will watch over you until you meet again.
    Rest In Peace, Dave, my forever friend. You are missed.

  4. Wynne E Wood says:
    31 Jul 2020
    Kris and John- I was devastated to read of your son's passing in the Journal on Sunday. I remember him attending Sunday School with my girls years ago. This has to be such a difficult time for your family and my heart goes out to all of you. I send my blessings. Please know even many of us who did not know your son well share in your sorrow.

  5. Steve Ramirez says:
    30 Jul 2020
    Dave was a good man and I am and glad I got to know him, he was a supportive and thoughtful leader. My deepest condolences go out to his friends and family.

  6. Arette posted an image:
    30 Jul 2020
    Proud moment at the Nike Technology Maxim Awards
    Proud moment at the Nike Technology Maxim Awards

  7. Arette posted an image:
    30 Jul 2020
    Having fun in NYC
    Having fun in NYC

  8. Pedro Ortega says:
    25 Jul 2020
    Dave rejoined our NIKE audit team in March just before quarantine. We were very happy to see him return because he was like family to us. He was admired and loved by all of us who had the privilege of knowing and working with him. Although our hearts are heavy with his passing, we feel blessed for knowing him and the good times we had with him. He will always be remembered.

  9. Liz lit a candle:
    25 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 25, 2020 at 7:36:57 PM

  10. Philip Davis lit a candle:
    24 Jul 2020
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  11. Philip Davis says:
    24 Jul 2020
    Very sad. I was fortunate to know David during his time at Disney in Orlando. A very intelligent man and a pleasure to work with and to know as a person.
    My thoughts are with his family and all of his team members at Disney. Heartbreaking news.

  12. Kimberly Borsen lit a candle:
    24 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 24, 2020 at 7:30:28 PM

  13. Josh Evans says:
    23 Jul 2020
    Very sad to hear of Dave’s passing. He was one of our team leads at Altria/Philip Morris years ago and he was loved by his team members and peers. I hold many fond memories of my time with him. Prayers to his family and those who hold him dear. Rest In Peace Dave.

  14. Jennifer Plummer posted an image:
    21 Jul 2020
    wine tasting in Oregon 2008...
    wine tasting in Oregon 2008...

  15. Patti Engber lit a candle:
    21 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 21, 2020 at 7:55:02 PM

  16. Patti Engber lit a candle:
    21 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 21, 2020 at 7:54:44 PM

  17. Patti Engber says:
    21 Jul 2020
    I am beyond saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. I have worked with Dave and known him since his Altria days. He was such a caring, intelligent person. His voice set it him apart, but it’s caring, genuine nature that won you over. His Altria family had lost another great man. My condolences to his family.

  18. Dan Azevedo says:
    21 Jul 2020
    Dave, you are missed and I pray you are resting in peace. Jill and family, my deepest condolences and thank you for sharing Dave with so many, he was a positive influence to all those that had the opportunity to know him.

  19. Derek Thomas lit a candle:
    20 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 20, 2020 at 7:53:58 PM

  20. Derek Thomas says:
    20 Jul 2020
    Dave, may you rest in peace. You were one of a kind, a gentle giant with a personality as resonating as your voice. You consistently had a positive and upbeat outlook on life and clearly God needed you now during such a trying global period. I know you will have as much impact in heaven as you did here on earth. My best wishes to Jill and those left behind wrestling with such an unexpected loss. You will be remembered my friend and your memories always treasured.

  21. Liz Orona lit a candle:
    20 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 20, 2020 at 7:52:46 PM

  22. Lea says:
    20 Jul 2020
    Still in shock and saddened to hear about this news... Dave, we’ll always remember your strong, resonating voice. Condolences to your family.

  23. Dan Kaschak lit a candle:
    18 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 18, 2020 at 7:39:09 PM

  24. Darius says:
    18 Jul 2020
    I am truly going to miss you friend. Every day that I see 444 you will be fondly remembered and I will smile thinking of you. Please rest peacefully. I will pray for the best and strength for Jill and the rest of your family.

  25. Mary Martinez posted an image:
    17 Jul 2020
    Stichman's GOT Character
    Stichman's GOT Character

  26. Mary Martinez says:
    17 Jul 2020
    Stich, it's heartbreaking that you are no longer with us. Your 'made for radio' voice, your warm demeanor and silly sense of humor,... you are already sorely missed my friend! You were the connection to introducing me to my most dearest friend - you were the glue that has brought love, laughter and an abundance of joy to my life and you didn't even know it. Your positive impact will continue to radiate and I will think of you often. Deepest condolences to Jill, your family, all of your friends, colleagues and of course Ella.

  27. Arette lit a candle:
    17 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 17, 2020 at 7:21:14 AM

  28. Arette says:
    17 Jul 2020
    Dave, I can't believe you're really gone... You have left a void in this world. Your never-ending smile, laugh, warmth and beautiful voice was a gift to us all. I hope you find peace at last and reconnect with Max and Grace and never stop singing. Every wine tasting, dog walk, Packers (and Seahawks) game, New Mexican dish, concert, and sci-fi movie will be especially celebrated in your honor. I will forever cherish the time we had together. You will remain an inspiration in our hearts and constant reminder of how fragile life can be. Be good to yourself.

  29. Jill Branco says:
    16 Jul 2020
    David you were a light in the world and I appreciated your friendship and will miss you! You introduced me to my best friend and sister soul mate, I’ll forever be grateful to you for that. You made a difference in the world.

  30. Jill Branco posted an image:
    16 Jul 2020
    Dinner with David
    Dinner with David

  31. Dimitri Peros lit a candle:
    16 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 16, 2020 at 7:35:57 PM

  32. Dimitri Peros says:
    16 Jul 2020
    Your great sense of humor and your passion for everything you did will always be remembered. I am sure you will have 50 yard line seats for every Packer game in heaven. RIP , condolences to the entire Stichman family.

  33. Angelo D'Olympio lit a candle:
    16 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 16, 2020 at 7:24:23 PM

  34. Clay Johnson says:
    15 Jul 2020
    I am in total shock. Dave was one of my favorite people at Nike. I am so saddened to hear this. My condolences to Jill and the family. Dave will be missed.

  35. Steve Rollins says:
    15 Jul 2020
    I'm shocked and saddened to hear this news.
    Dave is one person whom I highly admired and will always remember from my years at Nike.
    When I think of Dave, I think of his high work ethic, his ability to do things well, and his leadership.
    I’ll also always remember Dave’s deep majestic voice and great sense of humor.
    Dave knew how to play along on practical jokes. One time I looped Dave in on a gag where I had convinced a coworker that I was repeatedly stealing a Vice President’s reserved parking spot, even though the VP was in on the joke.
    The VP had just had his Admin send an email to all the employees instructing people not to violate the reserved parking spot.
    I told Dave about the gag and asked him to play along -- encouraging me to continue to steal the spot while the person we were fooling was pleading with me to stop or I might get fired.
    To this day I vividly remember his half-contained smirk as he said “I don’t know, Steve. I think it’s a great idea. I think you should keep doing it”, causing the person we were tricking even more aggravation.
    Dave played his part in that joke to perfection. It’s a complicated but funny story to know all the details. I’ll always remember it as a great example of how fun Dave was to work with. He will be missed dearly.
    My sincerest condolences to Jill and Dave's friends and family.

  36. Chris Anania says:
    15 Jul 2020
    I’m so sorry to hear this news. When I think about the people who I enjoyed hanging out with most during my time at Nike, he was one of them. I’m sorry for your loss Jill and family he was a good man.

  37. Chris Anania lit a candle:
    15 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 15, 2020 at 7:01:39 PM

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    15 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 15, 2020 at 7:36:33 PM

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    15 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 15, 2020 at 7:46:57 PM

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    15 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 15, 2020 at 7:43:55 PM

  41. Jim and Penny Larson says:
    15 Jul 2020
    Heartfelt sorrow, condolences Jill and rest of family.

  42. Matt Weaver says:
    15 Jul 2020
    Condolences to Jill and all of Dave's family. The "Voice of God" will be sorely missed.

  43. David Moeller says:
    15 Jul 2020
    Dave was such an incredible, sweet person. He had come back to work at Nike and we talked in January, so very sorry to hear this news. His passing is a loss to the world, we need people like him. Seeing him with Jill was always something to look forward to since they were so kind to each other and laughed so often and just enjoyed life. Struggling to say anything more, thank you for the memories and laughs and even being my boss for a few years Dave. You will be sorely missed. Heart goes out to you Jill and other loved ones. David M.

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