Steven Alvis, 58, of Lincoln, Neb., a 1966 graduate of Princeton Community High School, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006 in Venice, Fla., from accidental head injuries from a four wheel service vehicle while on a golfing trip.

He was born Feb. 17, 1948 to Dorothy Alvis, who preceded him in death.  He is survived by his wife Tammy Schwartz Alvis of 22 years.

He moved to Nebraska in 1984 and worked as executive producer of sports and special events programming at NET Television for 17 years.  He became the general manager of KUZM radio station in Lincoln, Neb. In 2002.  He was a Master Mason with Sesostirs Shrine Temple and a regular announcer at the Shrine Circus. He was active in the community and served on many organizations including the Community Services Fund Board of Directors, Friends of State Museum, Historic Hay Market volunteer; Corn Huskers State Games and National Junior Olympics.

Steve was known to have a heart as big as his trademark voice.  He was so well liked and respected in the community.

He enjoyed over 40 year career in broadcasting which started at Princeton High School and continued on in the Navy, running a radio and television station aboard an aircraft carrier.  He was a television producer at stations in Evansville, Providence, R.I., and Miami, Fla., where he produced sports programming that included the Miami Dolphins pre-season football, NASL Striker soccer, University of Miami football, and Super Bowl remotes.

          Although he was best known for producing NET’s popular “Big Red Wrap Up,” he enjoyed featuring women’s and nontraditional sports, which included his Emmy-nominated documentary on wheelchair Olympian Cheri Becerra.

          Services will be 3 p.m. Friday, May 19 at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 20th and D Streets, Lincoln, NE 68502. Contribution in memory of Steve Alvis can be made in care of the church.