Steve Tyra – Sad Passing

Steve TyraI am very sorry to announce the passing of Steve Tyra. He lost his fight with cancer last night (November 18th 2014). He was an instrumental part of the Cigar PEG in its early days. He tirelessly worked the door at many of the early parties ans shared his “off-center” humor with all. He was a legend in Scottsdale; every December he transformed into the most loved “Mall Santa” in the Southwest. Please, go to his Facebook page and post your photos with Steve as well as your thoughts. (Photo is one of my favorites, is Steve at the 2001 Cigar PEG party in Dallas sharing his perspective with the group.)

Warren Evans – Sad Passing

warrenevansWith a heavy heart I write to tell you that I received a call this morning just after 8:25am to let me know Warren Evans passed away this morning after his battle with cancer. Not many of us are not lucky enough as I have been to have such a close friend for more than 37 years. More information will be coming in a few days I am sure — we have lost a good friend and a great contributor to our association and industry