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Funeral Service:
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 2:00pm
Loutzhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Brenda Martin, officiating
Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery

There will be no calling hours.

Steven L. Hively, age 74, of E. Jamestown Rd., Greene Twp., Greenville, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 12, 2020 as the result of complications of COVID-19 after having a brief illness.

He was born in Freemont, NE on October 27, 1946 to Charles M. and Maxine I. (Ilgenfritz) Hively. He was a graduate of Freemont (NE) High School and had served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He retired in 2010 from AT&T Corporate Sales in Pittsburgh. He was of the Protestant Faith and other interests included, keeping up with current news and politics, ham radio, loved his dog “Ellie”, and he was a true communicator, enjoying talking to and getting to know anyone.

On November 5, 2005 he married the former Suzanne M. (McDowell) Shafer, she survives. Also survivng is a daughter; Jennifer Hively, a son; Erik Hively, a sister; Linda Buchholtz and five grandchildren.

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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    November 14, 2020    

    Suzanne…We were so sorry to hear of Steven’s death. It’s been so long since we’ve seen you and we share your sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Marlene (Wasser) & Gunter Samuelsen

  2. Connie (Donner) Durst Connie (Donner) Durst
    November 14, 2020    

    Suzanne, my condolences on the loss of your husband. I know what a terrible loss it is. Prayers for you and all of the family. You are in my thoughts.

  3. JoAnn Chizmar JoAnn Chizmar
    November 14, 2020    

    Dear Suzanne and family…
    So very sorry to hear about your Beloved husband passing! You have my sincere condolences and may he Rest In Peace!!
    JoAnn Chizmar

  4. john ilgenfritz john ilgenfritz
    November 16, 2020    

    What a great picture of Steve; it brought back fond memories. It has been nearly 20 years since I last saw Steve and his sister, Linda, when they were at my dad’s memorial service in Fremont. Steve and I kept in touch via phone calls, emails, often regarding politics. We were on the opposite wings of the national discussion. However, although sometimes heated, we respected each other’s opinions; probably each believing that the other was obviously listening to too much “fake news”. We talked about Fremont a lot; our time working for the Fremont Tribune. His was a very fulfilling career. My dad was so proud of Steve and his accomplishments in the world of business. We were also proud of his military service.

    Steve and I often talked fondly of Grandma Ilgenfritz and her tiny duplex, in which we enjoyed visiting. She made the best fried chicken, with mashed potatoes.

    I never had an opportunity to meet with Jennifer or Eric, although I did send some pictures of Grandma Ilgenfritz to Steve as Jennifer was interested in genealogy and he wanted to pass it along to her.
    I know he was very proud of his kids.

    I tried to contact Steve when he no longer emailed or called, but was unable to reach him. I did have Suzanne’s email and she let me know of his health situation and how to write him. Thankfully, I was able to send a card to Steve prior to his passing. I hope he received it and was comforted by our love for him.

    I am so sorry that I never had an opportunity to meet Steve’s family and am enclosing my contact information in the event anyone is interested.

    Sheena, my wife, Mary, my sister, and I send our condolences and virtual hugs to Suzanne, Jennifer and Eric, Linda, family and friends, who were blessed with the presence of Steve in their lives.

  5. Susan Keith & Family Susan Keith & Family
    November 16, 2020    

    Steven will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Suzanne, may you find peace in the knowledge he loved you deeply, and would have wished to stay longer with you. Heartfelt condolences to you and all of the family. I’m so sorry.

  6. George gill George gill
    November 17, 2020    

    I am so proud to have known, and grown up with Steve. He knew my parents and grandparents well. He will be missed.
    Sue says that he has a such kind face.

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    November 17, 2020    

    So, so sorry to all of Steven’s wife and family. He was a dear friend, great friend and I will miss him. He was a friend to many and God will like and love him too. Again our condolences to Suzanne his wife, Erick his son and Jennifer his daughter. Tom and Sharon Leckenby.

  8. Janice Graham Harbison Janice Graham Harbison
    November 17, 2020    

    Suzzane,
    My condolences on the loss of your husband, my prayers are with you and your family. Didn’t know you were back in the area. Have thought about you over the years and figured you were still in the Pittsburgh area. Your old roommate from Greentree.

  9. Janice Graham Harbison, Hermitage Janice Graham Harbison, Hermitage
    November 17, 2020    

    Suzzane,
    My condolences on the loss of your husband, my prayers are with you and your family. Didn’t know you were back in the area. Have thought about you over the years and figured you were still in the Pittsburgh area. Your old roommate from Greentree.

  10. Mike and Audrey Liss, Pittsburgh Mike and Audrey Liss, Pittsburgh
    November 17, 2020    

    Hi, Suzann,
    Audrey and I wish to extend our condolences to you and to all of Steven’s family, especially his children and grandchildren. We have been praying constantly for both you and him ever since his fall. Steven and I had many conversations over the years. I was always impressed by his intelligence and acumen. He studied all sides of an issue, especially those relating to his health. We both had several health issues in common, so his perspective was very welcome. I am sorry his life had to end the way it did. He spoke many times of how you took care of him. And near the end, you did everything possible to help him and make him comfortable. I am sure that his soul has found peace and he is most appreciative of you. God bless you and your family as you struggle with his loss.

    -Mike (and Audrey) Liss

  11. Ann Randall-Dill Ann Randall-Dill
    November 26, 2020    

    Suzanne, I just learned of the loss of your husband. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

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