John Wesley Hively

Born: Thu., Mar. 30, 1933
Died: Thu., Jul. 9, 2020

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Age 87, of Saltsburg, formerly of Murrysville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 9, 2020. He was born March 30, 1933, in Gallipolis, OH. He was the son of the late Isaac Harrison Hively and Edith Saunders Kemper. He was married for 64 years to the late Joanne (Spangler) Hively, who he affectionately called “Josie”.  He was also preceded in death by his siblings Mildred McGuire, Mary Reynolds and Isaac Hively. He is survived by a sister, Rachel Conway, and four beloved daughters, Rebecca (James) Dittmar of New Brighton, PA, Patricia (James) Lucas of Murrysville, Virginia "Ginger" (Victor) Shaffer of Vandergrift, PA, and Lori (Steve) Thomas of Murrysville. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was an active member of the Broadway Alliance Church in East McKeesport, PA, where he served on the board and as an elder. John retired from US Steel, Edgar Thomson Works, in Braddock, PA after 44 years of service as a crane operator.  He also served in the US Army in Fort Knox, KY, during the Korean War, where he was a tank instructor.  John was known for his love of the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener.  Arrangements are being made by HART FUNERAL HOME, INC., Murrysville, PA, where a private funeral service will be held, followed by interment at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, PA. If desired, memorials may be made to the Faith Alliance Church, 820 Wood Street, Saltsburg, PA 15681.

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Mark Shaffer
   Posted Sat July 11, 2020
My sincere condolences to you Ginger and your sisters for the loss of your beloved father.

Linda R Fry-Goachee
   Posted Sun July 12, 2020
I am finding it very hard to come up with words to describe what John meant to me growing up. He along with his wife were more loving and made such an impact on who I became. I was fortunate to have them as an aunt and uncle but more importantly as parent figures.
My heart goes out to Becky, Patty, Ginger and Lori with love and prayers to all.

Your cousin,

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