Phoenix Mayor Loses His Battle With Cancer

, Posted: Fri, January 18 2013 at 8:04 AM, Updated: Fri, January 18 2013 at 1:47 PM

Sad news out of Phoenix this morning...

Former Phoenix Mayor Carlos Debritto lost his year-long battle with cancer yesterday, just weeks after his final term in office came to an end. 

Mayor Debritto was elected to office in 2006. He was very active in the Phoenix community. He volunteered in theatre groups, community kitchens, and even planted trees in city parks.

Debritto is survived by his wife and four children.

A public memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Second St.

Donations may be made in DeBritto's name to First Presbyterian Church Community Kitchen or the Lions Sight and Hearing Center.

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