CHICAGO Stanley Kivort,
the retired president and owner of Kivort Steel Inc.,
Waterford, N.Y., has died at the age of 76.
Founded about 70 years ago as a
scrap business by Kivorts father, Abraham, Kivort Steel
today distributes carbon and stainless steels and aluminum
Stanley Kivort joined the
company in 1961 and retired in 1997, when his son, Robert, took
over as president.
Kivort was active in regional
philanthropic organizations near his home in Niskayuna, N.Y.,
including the Richmondville Lions Club, the Schenectady Jewish
Community Center, the Schenectady Jewish Federation (now the
Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York), Bellevue
Womens Hospital, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the
New York Association for New Americans.
"His whole life was this
business," company vice president Mikhail Polishchuk told
AMM. "He retired, but we couldnt keep him
An employee called Kivort "a
good guy, a man of his word."
Kivort leaves a widow, Josie
Goldman Kivort; two sons and their wives, Robert and Joceyln
Kivortwho both work at the companyand Michael
Kivort and Patricia Parker; four granddaughters; and a brother,
Funeral services were held Jan. 16 in Niskayuna.