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James Richard Kivlighan

June 1, 1938 — March 19, 2021

James Richard Kivlighan

James “Jim” Richard Kivlighan, 82, husband of Joan (Williams) Kivlighan, of Staunton, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 at his residence.

He was born June 1, 1938, in Staunton, a son of the late William Owen and Isabel (Briola) Kivlighan.

Prior to retirement, Mr. Kivlighan was employed by the Staunton City Schools as Principal at Bessie Weller Elementary School.

Family members include a son, James R. Kivlighan, Jr. and his wife, Mia; two daughters, Laura O. Kivlighan and Helen K. Bell and her husband, Paul; two brothers, William O. Kivlighan, Jr. and Dr. Michael F. Kivlighan and his wife, Charlotte; a sister, Mary Carole Kivlighan; six grandchildren, Isa, Hanna, Jimmy III, Paulie, Joanie and Isaiah; a nephew, Michael; five nieces, Alycia, Lauren, Katherine, Virginia and Kathleen; and a special English bulldog, Jubilee.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Kivlighan Family Scholarship, c/o Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, PO Box 815, Staunton, VA 24402.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net .
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