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Urbigkit passes Friday morning

Apr 4, 2014 - From staff reports

He worked for the City of Riverton for 24 years.

Long time Riverton civil servant Bill Urbigkit passed after battling a brain tumor and recovering from a stroke.

City Administrator Steven Weaver announced Urbigkit's death in an email this morning.

"It is with a heavy heart that we are sending this notice that Bill Urbigkit has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts during this very difficult time," Weaver stated.

Urbigkit worked for the city for 24 years, last as the director of public works. He left his post in July. A computed tomography, or CT scan, showed he had a tumor in the right temporal lobe of his brain. During surgery in November to remove the tumor, Urbigkit suffered a stroke.

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Mayor Ron Warpness presented gold watches for Urbigkit and two other retiring civil servants. Urbigkit's daughter and niece accepted the gift on his behalf.

In the months since his operation, Urgbigkit fought hard to recover.

"I'm too stubborn to give up," he told The Ranger in December.

Service information was not available by press time.

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