PIVOVAR, Steven Anthony

Steven Anthony Pivovar Sep 9, 1952 – Aug 10, 2016 Born on September 9, 1952, Steve was the oldest of three children. He grew up a proud south Omaha boy who took pleasure in both enjoying a meal from the Bohemian Café and referring to himself as a “Bohunk.” Steve was a graduate of Omaha Bryan High School. It was there that he fell in love with two things that he carried with him throughout his entire life: his future wife and writing. Steve’s role as a writer for the Bryan High Orator ignited his passion for the written word. He went on to continue perfecting his writing skills at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he was the sports editor for the UNO Gateway newspaper. After graduating from UNO in 1974, Steve landed his dream job as a sports writer for the Omaha World-Herald. He spent his 45-year career there covering a variety of professional, collegiate, and high school sports. He earned awards and respect from colleagues for his dedication to his craft. Watching and writing about sports was not only Steve’s profession, it was his hobby. This hobby gave him an opportunity to tell the stories of people across the country, and forge deep friendships along the way. When he wasn’t enjoying a game from the press box, Steve could often be found in the stands supporting the South Dakota State softball team, various Omaha Sports Academy basketball teams, Ralston athletics, and his grandchildren’s youth sports teams. Steve was also known to cheer for the Kansas City Royals, and he enjoyed inciting controversy around town by sporting a Texas Longhorns hat. Above all else, Steve loved his family. During his 42 years of marriage, he enjoyed traveling to many places with his wife. A particular favorite was Colorado, where they honeymooned and later vacationed for many years. Steve also enjoyed the thrill of trying to sneak cookies and other treats to his grandkids without getting caught. He brought warmth to family dinners with his booming fits of contagious laughter. And he happily embraced the good-natured jokes and jeering that were disproportionately directed at him. Steve is survived by wife, Sue; daughters Stephanie (Steve) Grams and Shannon Pivovar; son Bret; grandchildren Aurelia and Truman Grams; brother Greg (Amy); sister Michelle (Daniel) Grzywa; mother-in-law Dorothy Greenwald; nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents Anton Jr. and Loretta; father-in-law Ernest Greenwald. VISITATION begins Sunday, August 14th at 5pm at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St., with a WAKE SERVICE at 7pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, August 15th at 10:30am at St. Gerald Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for charity of their choice.

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