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William G. "Bill" Stewart Sr.

William G. "Bill" Stewart, Sr.

AGE: 87 • Wilmington

William G. Stewart, Sr., of Pike Creek Valley, died March 29, 2014. He was born in Wilmington, DE., and the son of the late William B. and Lillian (White) Stewart.

Bill graduated from the old Wilmington HS in 1944. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving during World War II in the Pacific Arena, primarily in the Philippines. Bill started working for ICI Americas in 1950 and retired after 36 years of service in 1986. After moving to Marshallton in 1955, Bill joined the Mill Creek Fire Company. He was a proud Life Member and served on the Board of Directors. Over the years he enjoyed the companionship of other members and never turned down the opportunity to get into a card game.

In 1985 Bill married Betty Tucker and shortly thereafter they moved to Lady Lake, FL. Following Betty's death in March 2008, Bill returned to live in Delaware.

Bill is survived by his 4 sons, William G. Stewart, Jr., Jon J. Stewart and his wife, Peg; James G. Stewart and his companion, Kim Wingate; Joseph P. Stewart, Sr. and his wife, Lori all of Wilmington, DE., and 4 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Beatrice Stout of Elsmere, DE.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 2, from 6-8pm, at the MCCRERY & HARRA FUNERAL HOMES, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Mill Creek Fire Company, 3808 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808. For online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com




Published in The News Journal from Mar. 31 to Apr. 2, 2014
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