In Memoriam: 50-Year Fair Havenite, U.S. Navy Vet, Volunteer, Ted Stieve, 92

Longtime former Fair Havenite Theodore J. Stieve, most recently of Tinton Falls, passed away on Jan. 14. He was 92.

Ted moved to Fair Haven in 1967 where he lived and raised his family for nearly 50 years.

Born on Sept. 19, 1928 to Theodore and Marie Stieve, of Milburn, Ted attended Millburn Public Schools, followed by Johns Hopkins University. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy.  

Ted married Lois Ann Markey on Oct. 9, 1954 and moved to Hazlet.  There he served on the Hazlet Board of Education for six years, three of which he was its president.

The move to Fair Haven came after Hazlet.

While in Fair Haven, Ted served on the board of directors of the Red Bank YMCA. He was president and held a seat on the board of directors for both The ARC of Monmouth and The ARC of New Jersey. He also served on the board of directors of Camp Jaycee. Ted was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed spending time and sharing in activities with the Briody Brunch of Rumson.

Loved ones of Ted Stieve in his obituary

Ted began his business career with Union Carbide and the American Oxygen Company before starting Weldon Inc., a metal fabrication company in Clark, NJ, from which he retired.

Ted is survived by: Lois, his wife 66 years; three daughters and son-in-laws, Annemarie and Thomas Stewart, of St. Petersburg, FL, Katherine (Kim) and David Plough, of Portola Valley, CA, Allison and Edmond Acquaviva, of Oakhurst; three grandchildren whom he adored and enjoyed spending time with, Avery Plough, Kelsey Plough, and Edmond T. Acquaviva; three brothers, Richard Stieve, of Springfield, and John and Robert Stieve who have predeceased him. 

He will be sorely missed by his brother-in-law and best friend, John S. Hall of Linwood, and numerous nieces and nephews of whom he was very fond.  

Due to the ongoing pandemic, a service in his memory will not be held at this time. 

A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a time when family and friends can travel and attend safely. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The ARC of Monmouth, Development Department, 1158 Wayside Rd., Tinton Falls, NJ 07712 or Seabrook Village Resident Care Fund, 3000 Essex Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753.

— Edited obituary provided to Thompson Memorial Home by loved ones of Ted Stieve