Norman Ralph “Bud” Stiver

Norman Ralph “Bud” Stiver, 73, of Frewsburg, N.Y., passed away peacefully at home with family. He was born Aug. 15, 1940, the son of the late Melvin Kenneth Stiver and Mary Elizabeth Blose Stiver Lizotte Hapner.

Norman graduated from Sandy Creek High School, and served in the U.S. Army from 1960-64. He worked many years at Anderson Precision as a machinist, then retired from J.S. Auto.

He was an active member of Levant Wesleyan Church and most recently at Kiantone Congregational Church.

He loved spending time with his family and his dog, and was well-known for his love of classic cars and the Pittsburgh Steelers. His love for serving others did not stop when he left the military and it was the hall-mark of his life, as he continually helped others wherever he went. His strong work ethic was countered with his great sense of humor. He was a hard worker, but his family, friends and co-workers were no strangers to his sense of play, with games, pranks and teasing. He will be remembered as always having that gleam in his eye and a smile on his face to go with his sense of adventure.

Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Sally Ann Hellgren Stiver; his son, Norman S. Stiver of Jamestown, N.Y.; two daughters: Sheryl (Douglas) Stiver Osgood of St. Charles, Mo., and Lauren (Christian) Stiver Brown of Binghamton, N.Y.; two grandsons: Andrew (Angela) Osgood of St. Charles, Mo., and Aiden Brown of Binghamton, N.Y.; his brothers: Donald Bernon Stiver of Bradenton, Fla., Leonard Eugene Stiver of Auburn, N.Y., and David Norman Lizotte of Sandy Creek, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Melvin Stiver.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednes-day, April 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Kiantone Congregational Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County or the Frewsburg Fire Department or the Humane Society (Jamestown, N.Y. or Warren, Pa.) or the Kiantone Congregational Church.