Rodney L. Stiver

April 30, 1933 – April 11, 2019

Rodney L. Stiver, 85, Tyrone, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon at the UPMC Altoona emergency department.

He was born on the family farm in Port Matilda, son of the late Lee and Maude (Schilling) Stiver. On June 27, 1970, he married Carol M. Fortney in Bellefonte.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years; a daughter, Debbie LeMaster and husband, Keith, of Altoona; several grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Sally Stiver of State College and Barb Sinclair of Coalport; and a brother-in-law, Gary Fortney and wife, Penny, of Blandburg.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dick; a daughter, Tammy Jo; and a nephew, Kevin.

In 1984, Rodney retired as a header and plating operator at Chicago Rivet, Tyrone, after 28 years of service.

Rodney enjoyed hunting, vacationing at Cape May, attending Altoona Curve games and shopping with his wife. He especially loved his dogs and cats.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019, and noon to

1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, the Rev. William Ice officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park, Antis Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in remembrance of Rodney may be made to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.