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John Stives

John "Jack" Stives Sr.

Thursday, August 22nd, 1929 - Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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John Stives (Jack), passed away on February 7th, 2019
at his place of residence, in Lancaster, PA,
with his daughter, Jacqueline Battle, by his side.
John was a veteran of the Korea War, stationed in Aberdeen , MD,
With an additional 8 years Army Reserves. He retired
from Roebling Construction in NJ, in 1986; moved to Lancaster, PA
with his wife, June Stives, who predeceased him 2011.

He is also predeceased by his first wife, Theresa Borosko, by his parents,
Fred E. and Mary D. Stives of NJ, his four siblings, Dorothy, Fred, Richard,
And Janette and a step-daughter,
Jenny Young, and her husband, Harry Young, of TX.

He is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Battle (Charles ), his sons
James Stives( Donna), Jeff Stives(Jill), daughter, Rosemary Boyer( Jeff),
son, John David, and 2 sons from June’s first marriage,
Anthony Wright (Rosemary), and George Wright (Joanne),
14 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren, a sister-in-law Louise Fackas several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In keeping with Jack’s wishes, there will be no viewing.
Locally, a visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland with a Prayer service at 7 p.m.
His services will take place
On Friday, February 15th, 2019,in New Jersey,
at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Corner of Maxwell and Franklin (Rt. 33), Hightstown, NJ. At 11 AM. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery,
385 Mercer St., Hightstown, NJ following the
Church service with military honors.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Groff-High Funeral Home
    145 W. Main St.
    NEW HOLLAND, PA 17557
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A Christian Prayer Service will take place at 7 p.m.
  • Service

    Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, February 15th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
    251 Franklin St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Gregg Trumbo

Posted at 02:46pm
So sorry for your loss Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gregg Trumbo

Irving and EHS Theatre Booster Club

Posted at 04:49pm
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Robert Stives

Posted at 03:35pm
Uncle Jack was always so nice to me and Nancy when we were growing up. Sympathy wishes to all he touched. Bob Stives ( Jeanne and Sean )

Mary Sue Hagerty, Jeremy, Joshuah, Nathaniel and Matthew Ascani

Posted at 12:19pm
We are for your loss.

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Posted at 10:47am
Love and prayers-Mom and Dad Battle-
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