I knew Tippy most of my life. I havent seen him in years. He was friends with my Father. He used to stop in Dads pawn shop frequently or by the house in the 70s and 80s. There was group of guys, they all had a nickname, Sharpie, Muf, Tippy, The Moose, and many more. All business men from the old neighborhood of what is now west Phoenix. Steve truly was a great man. I havent seen him in many years but would talk to him every few years. He was as modest of a man as they get. He told me when he moved to Vegas and bought a new Escalade he had all the Cadillac emblems removed so people would think it was a just a Tahoe. He didnt want to get car jacked. He was funny. Always time well spent talking and being with Steve. I see the stories people have left and yes they describe Tippy to a tee. I remember he was rear ended one day in his car and never fixed it and continued to drive that Buick or Olds for years after. I know hes missed by all who knew him. My father just found out today that his friend passed away a year ago. Sad news. RIP Tippy!