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William Jay "Bill" Stiff

July 6, 1945 - August 4, 2017

William Jay Stiff, 72, passed away on August 4, 2017.  He was the son of Evyland (Howard) and Errol Stiff.
He joined the Navy, after graduation where he stayed for 30 years.  Over his enlistment, he was stationed on various fleet Ballistic Submarines.
In 1967 his one and only child, Heidi-Jo was born.  She survived him.  Over the years, Bill loved working on hot rods and rare cars.  His interest in cars was lifelong and he was building his very own “hot rod”.  Sadly, it was never completed.
Survivors, in addition to Heidi Jo are his one and only grandson, Jesse Bradham of Montville, CT and two sisters, Nancy Carpenter and Bonne Nathanson of St. Paul, MN.  He was predeceased by his older brother, Erroll and his parents.

A gathering will be held on Saturday, August 19th from 6pm-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach, VA.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Bill’s honor by clicking HERE.

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Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Gathering of family and friends and military honors.

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