Inside Tucson Business columnist Steve Emerine died last week from complications related to a recent surgery. He was 73.
An Inside Tucson Business story stated, “In June 2005 he began writing the weekly column for Inside Tucson Business.
“State Sen. Jonathan Paton, R-Tucson, said Emerine had ‘an encyclopedic mind’ and was among the few people in Southern Arizona who followed and understood the political process.
“‘We have a very transient community,’ Paton said. ‘There are not a lot of people who remember what happened in the old days to give us some sort of understanding of what will happen tomorrow.’
“Born in Scottsbluff, Neb., Emerine graduated from the University of Idaho. He came to Tucson after a tour in the U.S. Air Force. Besides his newspaper and political career, Emerine enjoyed jazz and was a past president of the Tucson Jazz Society.”
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