Jerry Stivers
(1938 - 2011)

Jerry Stivers

August 17, 1938

June 2, 2011

Jerry Van Stivers of Leesburg, Virginia on June 2, 2011.

Born to Pearl Irene Schroeder Stivers and E. Van Stivers in Montevideo, Minnesota, Jerry grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated Class of 1954 from Hughes High School. He graduated in 1964 with a degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Cincinnati. He married Carole Frazier Stivers of Arlington, Virginia on June 13, 1964.

He is survived by his three children, David Stivers and wife Melinda Oliver of Del Mar,California, Andrew Stivers and wife Claire Saxton of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Meredith Stivers of Brookline, Massachusetts; sister Judy Gates of Marblehead, Massachusetts; and one grandchild, Luke Saxton-Stivers.

Jerry was a life-long Christian Scientist and took its study seriously. He worked for The Christian Science Monitor in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1984, the Stivers family moved to San Antonio, Texas. During his 24 years in Texas, he was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Antonio, Texas, where he served as First Reader. He worked for USAA for 17 years.

Jerry enjoyed sailing on the Charles River. He had a lifelong love of classical and folk music, which he attributed to free/reduced price concerts/ usher where students were encouraged to attend musical events at Music Hall in Cincinnati. He enjoyed poetry and reading adventure stories and was intrigued by the “Master and Commander” series by Patrick O’Brian.

In 2008, he and his wife Carole moved back to Northern Virginia, where Carole grew up.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to PO BOX 1641, Leesburg, VA 20177. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cincinnati Arts Association’s SchoolTime program (

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I was Jerry's little sister,almost four years younger than he was. Unlike many older siblings, he always tolerated my desire to tag along.
And despite living in different parts of the country for most of our lives, we remained close. Jerry had a great sense of humor and loved the comedians of our time--especially Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. When we went to one of their movies, he would laugh until the tears came to his eyes. He was a kind and gentle man who loved his family deeply and I miss him very much.
Judy Gates (sister)
March 2nd, 2012
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David Stivers
July 4th, 2011
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