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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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17 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.

  12. Kristen Kristen
    December 3, 2020    

    Just hearing of this loss. The Hively family is special to me. Jay, Jen, and Erik I am so sorry for you. Steve was a funny guy and I enjoyed talking to him. After hearing of his head injury and strong recovery I was so surprised to hear of his sudden death. Your memories will hold him close to you and heaven gained an angel. Love and light to you.

  13. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 7, 2021    

    Kurt and I are so sad to learn about Steve. We had a Restaurant in Fremont (KC’s Cafe & Bar) and talked to Steve quite a bit. We did not hear of his passing until recently. We just got a rescue dog and wanted to send a picture to Steve. We will say a prayer for Steve and also the family. God Bless, Kurt & Connie Chudomelka

  14. Carla Obringer Carla Obringer
    April 6, 2021    

    Family of Steven Hively,
    I was thinking of sending Steve a card to let him
    know, after 25 years, that I appreciated him hiring
    me to work at the “Bucks-Mont Courier”.
    He was a good Boss, had a great sense of humor,
    enjoyed knowing all our Accounts as if they were
    personal friends ( or unusual people … We’d chuckle)
    But he’d drive me crazy if I or anyone was 2 minutes
    late for work!
    Steve, if you’re reading this, I’m 25 years late! But
    wanted you to know, this earth will miss you!
    Carla Obringer
    Formerly of Pennsylvania
    ( now back in Michigan)

  15. Tom Milner 412-419-6089 Tom Milner 412-419-6089
    May 14, 2021    

    Suzanne,so sorry

  16. Tom Milner Tom Milner
    June 8, 2021    

    Hi Suzanne. This is Tom Milner call me at 412-419-6089 Sorry for your loss

  17. Pastor Ed Davis, friend and brother in Christ Pastor Ed Davis, friend and brother in Christ
    September 18, 2021    

    Dear Ones,
    When things can be avoided it’s always very sad to see someone lose their life. I rest knowing that Steven is now rejoicing in heaven that he is FREE and loved unconditionally. Blessed be his soul. Blessings to his children Erik and Jennifer and wife Jae. Prayers continue for your healing and remember that the Heavenly Father knows all and is righteous. He walked with Steven each step of his journey and although at times we stray, Stevens heart and love for each of you and for the Heavenly Lord was always present. He admitted he made mistakes and the Lord forgave him. May Our Heavenly Father continue to walk with you as you adapt to life without your family matriarch. He waits for the day until you are reunited for eternity. How sweet that day will be for you all! The choirs will fill the heavens with their songs of rejoicing!

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