Dave Sitton Passes Away at 58 – Update

Posted by Bill Caulfield on August 12th, 2013

Most of us have come in contact with Dave Sitton as the longtime coach of the UofA Wildcat Rugby Team.  He had quite a career beyond that in coaching, politics and broadcasting.  We’re all saddened to learn that Dave passed away today at 58 years old. (Arizona Daily Star).

Celebration of the Life of Dave Sitton Planned for Sunday, August 18


A public Celebration of the Life of late USRFF Director Dave Sitton is planned for 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 18 at the McKale Center on The University of Arizona campus. All who knew and were touched in their lives by Dave are invited and welcome to join family and friends in remembering Dave, and celebrating his life. 

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The program will include a tribute to Dave, his many contributions and positive influences on the Tucson community, and scheduled speakers who will represent the many different organizations and groups with whom Dave was connected.

Parking is available on campus, and will be free on Sunday. Lots in close proximity to McKale Center include Cherry Avenue Garage, Hillenbrand pool lot east of McKale, and the mirror lab lot immediately east of Arizona Stadium. A detailed map of campus parking lots is available online at. http://parking.arizona.edu/pdf/maps/campus.pdf.

For those who are unable to attend in person, a live stream of Dave Sitton’s Celebration of Life will be available on www.arizonawildcats.com.

A private rosary service and mass are planned for Friday and Saturday. The public is strongly encouraged to attend the celebration of life at McKale on Sunday.

The United States Rugby Football Foundation will be honoring Dave Sitton’s legacy. More details will follow.

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