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Stuart Preston

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Stuart L. Preston

1923 - 2016 Stuart L. Preston, 92, of Boynton Beach, Fl. departed from this life on March 13, 2016 at the home of his son in Fort Worth, TX. Stuart was born July 9, 1923 in Oswego, NY. Stuart was predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years, Joan Raup Preston, as well as 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and one grandson. Stuart went ashore onto Utah Beach at 3pm on D-Day, then participated in 5 major battles. He served as a forward observer with the 555th SAW . He was awarded 6 bronze stars, and numerous service medals including the Cross de Guerre from the Belgian government. Stuart worked as a milkman for Fairdale Farms. Stuart was an active member with the Methodist Church, the Masons and the Shriners. In 1960 the family moved to Bennington, VT and in 1978 Stuart and Joan then moved to Florida. He enjoyed playing golf until age 91. He enjoyed playing bridge, participating in activities with the VFW, the American Legion, and Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. He was also able to proudly attend the dedication of the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC in 2004. He is survived by his brother, Clark, son, Stuart W., and 5 daughters: Lynne, Cheryl, Cynthia, Denise, and Alison, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. FUNERAL SERVICES: A celebration of Stuart's honorably lived life will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 101 No Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach on Thursday March 24, 2016. Viewing hours will begin at the church at 10AM, followed by the church service at 11AM, followed by a reception. Burial with full military honors will be held at 2PM at the South Florida National Cemetery , Lane 5, 6501 So State Rd 7, Lake Worth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to South Florida Homeless Veterans Stand Down at http://www.floridaveteransfoundation.org/south-florida-homeless-veterans-stand-down-2/, the First United Methodist Church of Boynton Beach at http://www.fumcbb.com/, or Parkinson's Disease Research at http://support.pdf.org/
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 23, 2016
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