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Brian Franklin Black

01/31/1971 - 11/14/2021
Service Date: 11/24/2021
Service Time: 10:00 am
Service Location: Mountain View Cemetery- 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207
Visitation Date: 11/23/2021
Visitation Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel - 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213
Interment: Mountain View Cemetery

Brian Franklin Black was born January 31, 1971, to the late Franklin Sanders Black and Donna Shirk Black in Denver, Colorado. In 1993 Brian met the love of his life, Stephani Anne Black, who survives with their three daughters: Kristi Moran (Jorge), Katie Black (Anthony Brettler), and Melinda Johnson (Darren). He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Elijah, Elyse, and Everly Moran. Brian is also survived by three older brothers who taught him so much Scott Black (Kathy), Darren Black (Marcy), and David Black (Anne).

Brian was a quintessential family man who enjoyed Sunday dinners with his family and watching football and baseball games. His favorite teams were the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. His love of hunting, fishing, and sports was forged in his youth. While kidney disease may have hindered his health for much of his life, but it never weakened his spirit or sense of humor.

On November 14, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona, Brian Black passed into a better life. His physical presence will be sorely missed, but family and friends will rejoice that he is no longer suffering. On Tuesday November 23rd, a visitation will be held from 5:30pm-7:30pm at University Chapel. 3529 E. University Dr. Mesa, AZ. 85213.

The Celebration of life will be held Wednesday November 24th, at 10:00am at Mountain View Cemetery.

7900 E Main St. Mesa, AZ. 85207.


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Angie Soderborg—Richardson

    Brian will be missed, he left behind such a wonderful family. I will always remember his laugh and the way you could see how very much he loved Steph and his girls. I will be there in spirit hugging you all as you say “God be with you til we meet again” Love you guys?❤️

  • Stephanie our hearts are with you and the girls. Love you all, hugs

  • Caitlyn Mayhugh (Wallace)

    I am so sorry it happened this way. Brian was such a great guy and very friendly. He will be missed. He always had a smile on his face whenever I saw him, I will be cherishing the memories I have with him and the family. Love you all. I will be here for you whenever you need.

  • Brian was such a tender, funny, formatted man and leaves a legacy of faith and loyalty. My heart goes out to all of you and pray that you can find strength to go on without him here in their life. Much love!

  • Jennifer Breitstein

    Dear Stephanie and Melinda
    I am so very sorry for your loss I met your dad/ husband a few times he was a good person
    I love and miss u both

  • To my brother Brian, I am deeply saddened we won’t be able to carry out our plans for next year. It was fun planning them anyway. I will have a plate of fried mushrooms waiting for you.

    To Steph, Kristi, Katie, and Melinda, I love you all. Brian will always be in our hearts and will live in mine always.

  • Stephanie, Kristi, Katie, and Melinda, my heart aches for your deep loss. Your husband/father loved you all fiercely! I will miss his friendly smile and easy conversations. He will be missed by so many. Much love to all of you.

  • I really don’t know how to say something at a time like this. Brian was a wonderful man who loved his family dearly. Wheneveri would take Caitlyn over he always had a smile on his face. He will always have his arms around you all everyday. If you need anything we are here for you. We love you all very much. Love you guys.

  • From all your Skorick family, we will miss you always, Brian. Your selflessness, generosity, energy, and humor were inspiring to everyone fortunate enough to know you.

    Steph and the girls, we love you all and are here for you always.

  • Brian has influenced our family for the better! I will always remember the great example of a loving father and supportive brother he was. He was the ultimate protector and defender of the family and was a joy to be around. I will miss you Brian.
    Steph, Kristi, Katie, and Melinda–knowing Brian will live on through you makes me smile, and I know that he will always protect and look after his family. From the Morgan family, we all love and support you.
    Lots of love–Chris, Kimberly, Audrey, and Blake

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