William H. "Bill" Stewart, 93, of Laurel, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Copper Ridge retirement community in Sykesville.
Born Aug. 11, 1919, in Swainsboro, Ga., he was the son of the late Wordie and Emma Stewart. He was the husband of Signy Stewart, his wife of 59 years, who died in 2002.
He graduated from Murray Hill High School in Manhattan, N.Y., and performed service in the Army 86th Air Service Group during World War II, from August 1943 to November 1945, attaining the rank of staff sergeant and receiving a Bronze Star
He lived in Laurel for 33 years, where he was also a charter member of the Board of Trustees for the Montpelier community in South Laurel. Later he lived in Sykesville for 13 years.
He was a master mason and life member of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York and was mayor of Morningside in the late 1950s. He worked as an electrical engineer for RCA on contract to the Air Force and NASA, and later was the owner of Stewart Electrical Contractors.
Surviving are children Signy Euerton-Kale, Frances Aiken, Patricia Pollock, Christine Maitland-Stewart, and William and Stephen Stewart; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. Inurnment, with military honors, will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Copper Ridge Institute, Attn: Development Department, 710 Obrecht Road, Sykesville, MD 21784; or the Maryland
, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.
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