David Alwyn “Al” Stivers, an award-winning scientist, outdoorsman, lifelong athlete naturalist, and sometime photographer, died of natural causes, Monday, April 8, 2013.
He was a 1996 recipient of the U.S. Space Foundation’s “Technology Hall of Fame” award for his role in the development of fire-resistant aircraft seats.
He was a chemical engineer with 3M Company for nearly 40 years and received 15 patents during that tenure.
He attended Darlington School in Rome, Ga., and went on to receive degrees in chemical engineering (1945) and industrial engineering (1951) from The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Peggy; sons: David Alwyn Stivers Jr. (Patricia) and Ramsey Yount Strivers; daughter, Rebekah Lewis Stivers; brother, Theodore Edward Stivers (Mary); and sisters: Rachel Lou “Wakie” Stivers Heckman and Betty Rose Stivers Perry.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Ave., Saint Paul, Minn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to donor’s choice.
Ramsey County Cremation Service, 640 West 7th St., Saint Paul MN 55102 had charge of arrangements.