Chairman emeritus of Tivol jewelry, Kansas City native Harold Tivol passes away at age 92

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The president of Kansas City jewelry store Tivol has passed away. Harold Tivol, 92, died peacefully at home on Wednesday according to his obituary.

Tivol was born in Kansas City on September 28, 1923 to Charles and Mollie Tivol. His father founded the jewelry store in 1910, and Harold was president for most of his professional career. He joined the company after serving in World War II, becoming his father's business partner. In 1951 they relocated the store from downtown Kansas City to the current flagship store's location on the Country Club Plaza.

He also served as president of the County Club Plaza Association and Oakwood Country Club.

He's survived by his wife, Ruth Krigel Tivol, whom he was married to in 1978, as well as numerous children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His funeral will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made to the Brooke Tivol McGrath Legacy Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Jewish Federation, or charity you choose.