James Anthony Stifter Stiffy

06/11/1949 — 04/23/2013

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Spokane, WA

James Anthony Stifter Stiffy

JAMES ANTHONY STIFTER STIFFY

Jim was born June 11, 1949 in Spokane, WA to James and Martha Stifter. Jim passed away at his home in Richland on April 23, 2013.

Jim was a lifelong resident of Richland. He graduated from Col. High in 1967, then went on to serve in the US Navy. He proudly worked as an IBEW Journeyman Lineman for over 30 years, which took him all the way to Antarctica and Alaska until his retirement.

Jim enjoyed his Mexico vacations, koi pond, fishing, boating and his granddaughter Taryn.

He was preceded in death by his father, James E. Stifter

Jim is survived by his mother, Martha Stifter, son, Anthony Stifter, daughter Katie Stifter and his granddaughter Taryn. He is also survived by his brothers Mark Stifter and wife Carmen, Dr. Shawn Stifter and wife Naomi and his sister Sylvia Kunkler and husband Guy.

Along with many nieces and nephews who we are sure will all miss being teased by their 'Uncle Jimmy'.

Services will be held at Einan's Monday April 29, 2013 at high noon with a graveside service immediately following at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

There will be a viewing Sunday April 28 from 2-5 pm.

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  • Katie,

    I am so sorry for the passing of your dad even if I didn’t know him I felt like I did because of all the things/stories you have told me about him. You are both lucky people to have that love you and your dad shared. He was your best friend, hero, and a father you looked up to. Cherish the memories and remember he will always be watching over you and be in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jaylie Cole
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, WA
  • To our special family,

    Memories…I loved what SharonLucas shared, I too remember all those glory days growing up going to RAC. Even through we didn’t get to stay in touch we all had a bond that will never go away. Praying for God’s comfort as you share all the memories that Jimmy brought into your lives.

    Love You All….Kathy

    Kathy Godel Gessel
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • My Condolences to the Family on your loss.

    Stiffy was a awesome friend who always treated every one with respect and was a great friend to shoot pool with. In League and just for fun, your spirit will live on in our hearts my friend and I’ll see you when I get there.

    Allen Findlay
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I am so saddned to hear of the news of Stiffy’s passing. He always talked about his kids and was so proud. I enjoyed the pictures of the polar bears he would send from Alaska. We had a several great times together in WA and CO. Stiffy you will be missed!

    Cheryl Sayler
    November 4, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
  • Katie,

    I am so sorry for the passing of your dad even if I didn’t know him I felt like I did because of all the things/stories you have told me about him. You are both lucky people to have that love you and your dad shared. He was your best friend, hero, and a father you looked up to. Cherish the memories and remember he will always be watching over you and be in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jaylie Cole
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, WA
  • To our special family,

    Memories…I loved what SharonLucas shared, I too remember all those glory days growing up going to RAC. Even through we didn’t get to stay in touch we all had a bond that will never go away. Praying for God’s comfort as you share all the memories that Jimmy brought into your lives.

    Love You All….Kathy

    Kathy Godel Gessel
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • My Condolences to the Family on your loss.

    Stiffy was a awesome friend who always treated every one with respect and was a great friend to shoot pool with. In League and just for fun, your spirit will live on in our hearts my friend and I’ll see you when I get there.

    Allen Findlay
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I am so saddned to hear of the news of Stiffy’s passing. He always talked about his kids and was so proud. I enjoyed the pictures of the polar bears he would send from Alaska. We had a several great times together in WA and CO. Stiffy you will be missed!

    Cheryl Sayler
    November 4, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
  • I was so sad when shawn emailed me even though we have grown apart all these years you will all always be part of my family everyone of you was loved by my mom and dad and marcia and I. my dads life was enriched when martha and jim came back into his life only to loose jim after a short time . I am so sorry for your loss of jimmy why do we never get together until something like this happens . i am hoping to see and hug you all..love jerrie

    JERRIE PERKINS ELY
    November 4, 2014
    pasco, WA
  • Martha and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. I’ve thought of him throughout the past 45 yrs. Jimmy was my first boyfriend and I can remember him holding my hand under the hymnal during church. He walked several blocks out of his way to walk me to school. It was cute when he sang the song “Red Rubber Ball”. Our thoughts are with you at this time. We pray for peace and comfort,

    Lee & Sharon Lucas Simmelink

    Sharon Lucas Simmelink
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewic, WA
  • Remember growing up with Jimmy, sorry to hear of his passing. He always treated me well when we were growing up. Just have good memories. Hope he found peace with the Lord.

    David Sheeley
    November 4, 2014
    Omak, WA, United, States
  • I worked with Jim starting in 1974 through 1995.

    Stiffy was a great guy we will miss him.

    David Hughes
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • With the learning of Jimmy’s death, the memories flood back to the 1960’s at RAC. The Stifters were a wonderful part of our original church family. Jimmy was in the first Sunday School class that I taught. He was in our first youth group. Jene’ & I sorrow with your entire family. Please know that you have our love and prayers, now & in the day’s ahead.

    Jene’ & Wes Jeske

    Jene' & Wes Jeske
    November 4, 2014
    Mill, Crek, WA
  • Dear Stifter Family,

    Jimmy & I went to Col-High together! He was/is a good friend. We had many laughs together. I am so very sorry about his passing, he will be missed by many! God Bless & Keep you safe.

    Pam Ehinger Edinger

    Pam EHINGER Edinger
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, USA
  • So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. My condolences to his family. R.I.P. my friend.

    Tere Ellis Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Wichita, KS, United, States
  • My condolences to the family of my good friend Jim.

    Jim was one of my best friends for the last 30 years. We had a lot of good times together and he will be greatly missed. God Bless.

    Always, Orlando Kremmer

    Orlando Kremmer
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, Benton
  • sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. may God bless and comfort you at this time. Flossie

    Flossie Mills
    November 4, 2014
    Oasco, WA
  • So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My fondest memories of Jimmy were all the fun times we had through church activities, AYF, taco feeds and scavenger hunts, all great times. He will be missed by many.

    Marcia and Don

    Marcia Lucas Foss
    November 4, 2014
    WA