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  • "Ron and Jane - never one without the other - were the..."
    - Olivia and John MIlholland
  • "It's been just over a year and I still miss you very much..."
    - Paul Stivers
  • "Ron was my friend for over 30 years. He was always there..."
    - Steve Horne
  • "Ron claimed to the very end that he didn't want to marry..."
    - Jane Stivers
  • "I have been a friend of Ron since Junior High School. ..."
    - Walter Kaegi
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On April 13, 2014, Ronald Haddad Stivers of Indian Wells, CA, passed away in his home. Born August 11, 1937, in Louisville, KY, he graduated from the University of Louisville, and then earned a Master's degree at Harvard University. Ron went on to serve with the Central Intelligence Agency. He subsequently completed his distinguished government career in 1988 at the Pentagon as Assistant (and then Acting) Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. While his accomplishments were many, his persona was that of a down to earth man, and that is why so many people admired and respected him. He will be dearly missed. Survivors include his wife, Jane Stivers of Indian Wells, CA; son Paul (Lisa) of Alexandria, VA; son Sam (Lisa) of Santa Cruz, CA; two grandchildren and brother Bruce (Barbara) of Louisville, KY. A private memorial service will take place at a later date in California.

Published in The Washington Post on May 3, 2014
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