Stephen F. Tivald Obituary

Stephen F.  Tivald
Stephen F. Tivald

July 19, 1921 - May 4, 2018
Born in Paulsboro, New Jersey
Resided in Somerville, New Jersey



Stephen F. Tivald

96, died May 4, 2018.

Stephen was born July 19, 1921 in Paulsboro, NJ. He graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1938. He served in WW II as a Navy Seabee and was honorably discharged. Steve worked for Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company and retired after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #247 and VFW #2290. He was a founding member of St. Matthews Church in Edison and also a member of their Holy Name Society. Steve was an avid traveler with his RV and became a member of the Winnebago Motor Club. He was also a parishioner at St. Mary's Byzantine Church in Hillsborough and enjoyed making rosaries. His great sense of humor produced smiles on many faces throughout his years.

He was predeceased by his wife Helen Schuler Tivald (1960) and son David Tivald (1995).

He is survived by his sons Francis and Paul (Jacqueline) and daughters Cathy (Len) and Valerie, 10 grand children and 9 great-grandchildren.

Prayers will be said 9:30am Wednesday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Someville followed by a 10:30am funeral mass at St. Mary’s Byzantine Church, Hillsborough. Cremation will be private.

Visitation will be 2-4pm and 7-9pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice or to St. Mary's Byzantine Church, 1900 Brooks Blvd, Hillsborough, NJ. To send condolences, visit



Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Mary's Byzantine Church
1900 Brooks Blvd
Hillsborough, NJ USA 08844
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
10:30 AM


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