OBITUARY

Harvey "Harv" L. Stavinoha

January 11, 1940December 2, 2018
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Harvey L. Stavinoha, 78 of Bryan, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at CHI-St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. His memorial service will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 5th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station, followed by a reception at Central Baptist Church in College Station.

Harv was born January 11, 1940 in Sugar Land, Texas, to Olivia (Ganzer) and Emil Stavinoha. His first job (at the age of 12) was delivering newspapers in a huge area, on his bicycle. He graduated from Lamar Consolidated in Rosenberg, Texas in 1958 and immediately enlisted the Army. He entered as a private and was honorably discharged in 1960 as a sergeant. After leaving the Army, he attended Wharton County Junior College, where he met Barbara Benton. After dating for a year, they married and moved to Beaumont so he could attend Lamar Tech. Their daughter, Stacie, was born there in 1965. Next up, was a move to Houston, where he became a Sales Rep for Kraft Foods which took them to Bryan until his retirement after 30 years of service. Their son, Chance, was born in Bryan in 1968. After retiring, Harv wasn’t ready to sit around and watch TV. He did numerous things before becoming a school bus driver for BISD for the last 10 years.

Harv loved many things...hunting, grilling and entertaining, fishing, spending time with family & friends and playing cards and dominoes. Harv was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Stacie; and his son Chance.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Barbara; three grandsons, Ryan, Zane and Kaiser; many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, family and friends.

He will be dearly missed.

  • FAMILY

  • Barbara Benton Stavinoha, Wife of 56 Years
  • Ryan, Zane & Kaiser, Grandsons
  • N U M E R O U S, Nieces & Nephews
  • Emil Lad Stavinoha, Father
  • Olivia Gonzer, Mother
  • Chance & Stacie, Son & Daughter

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Harvey "Harv" L. Stavinoha

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Nathan Widder

December 6, 2018

Thank you 'Pops' for always making my day. You made bus rides so fun to be on with your old school come backs and jokes that would leave us speechless. RIP 'Pops' 229 bus driver.

Anita Singh

December 5, 2018

Dear Mr. Stavinoha "Pops"
(As the students and parents know you)
I shed tears as I try to compose this.
As a former knee patient can attest, Some days are much more challenging than others.
Thank You for your kind words of encouragement. I looked foward to them each and every morning. In todays world kindness is forgotten too often. But your Friendly Manner, Big Smile and Wave will never be.
Thank You for sharing photos of your fur babies. Benji (my Yorki mix) had a major crush. I think that's why he tried to board your bus on several occasions. Or maybe he was trying to follow my daughter to school.
Thank You for safely transporting by daughter to school. Even those hair pin-turns on foggy mornings were no match for you! *smile* Gigg'em Pops!
I know that you will continue to put a smile on the many faces in Heaven. I'm so blessed that I got to experience it here on earth. I'm not going to say goodbye. I find that so hard to do. I'll just say "Until I see you again". You'll drive your Magic School Bus, and I'll be back to driving an 18 Wheeler. I'll race Ya..
My Sincere Condolences
Anita Singh.
Bryan H.S. Parent

Jo Bosley

December 5, 2018

Thanks for every time you waited on me joked with me laughed with me and all around being an amazing person thank you and you will be missed R.I.P Pops bus 229 will miss you.

Tejinder Singh

December 5, 2018

Thanks for all the times that you waited on me. Made jokes about my ripped jeans and let me run back into the house to grab my things. You always made my Mornings. I miss you already. Thank You 'Pops'. RIP.

JOHN HUBACEK

December 5, 2018

Barbara so sorry for your loss. He was always a great neighbor to my mom. We will miss seeing him.

eugene pavlicek

December 5, 2018

Barbara we are very sorry to hear about your loss. our condolences to you and your family Harvey will be missed at our reunions eugene and linda pavlicek

Zeke Mireles

December 4, 2018

I remember Harvey as an unselfish contributor to the local Boy Scouts when my son was a Boy Scout. Always willing to help in fundraising and his bbq chicken every mother's day was the best. A lot of us did our best to get the recipe for the basting sauce to no avail. Maybe there's a place in Heaven for your grilling skills, Harv. Rest in peace, buddy.

Zeke Mireles

Sidney Neff

December 3, 2018

A good Man. Hard working and caring.
Sid Neff BIsd Transportation Director retired

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Biography

Harvey L. Stavinoha, 78 of Bryan, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at CHI-St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. His memorial service will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 5th at Memorial
Funeral Chapel in College Station, followed by a reception at Central Baptist Church in College Station.

Harv was born January 11, 1940 in Sugar Land, Texas, to Olivia (Ganzer) and Emil Stavinoha. His first job (at the age of 12) was delivering newspapers in a huge area, on his bicycle. He graduated from Lamar Consolidated in Rosenberg, Texas in 1958 and immediately enlisted the Army. He entered as a private and was honorably discharged in 1960 as a sergeant. After leaving the Army, he attended Wharton County Junior College, where he met Barbara Benton. After dating for a year, they married and
moved to Beaumont so he could attend Lamar Tech. Their daughter, Stacie, was born there in 1965. Next up, was a move to Houston, where he became a Sales Rep for Kraft Foods which took them to Bryan until his retirement after 30 years of service. Their son, Chance, was born in Bryan in 1968. After retiring, Harv wasn’t ready to sit around and watch TV. He did numerous things before becoming a school bus driver for BISD for the last 10 years.

Harv loved many things...hunting, grilling and entertaining, fishing, spending time with family & friends and playing cards and dominoes. Harv was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Stacie; and his son Chance.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Barbara; three grandsons, Ryan, Zane and Kaiser; many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, family and friends.

He will be dearly missed.