Donald L. (Don) STEWART

News Death Notice

STEWART, Donald (Don) L. age 82, of Hamilton, OH, beloved father and friend, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012. Don was born Nov. 26,1929 in Atlanta, GA where he lived until 1931 when the family moved to Florida. Don attended school and college in Orlando, and in 1950 was employed by the American Fire and Casualty Co. and the same year married his wife Margaret McCrory. Don moved to Hamilton in 1971 when his company was acquired by Ohio Casualty and retired from there in 1996 as the Vice President/Government Affairs. Don was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where he served as Elder and Treasurer. He was active in Hamilton Rotary Club, and served for many years as a board member and treasurer of the Open Door Food Pantry. He was a founding member of Sister Cities of Ohio, serving as a board member, treasurer, and as president when retiring from the board. He also served as a board member of Hamilton Rotary Club, Hamilton Human Relations Commission, Hamilton German Village Commission, LifeSpan, Greater Hamilton Labor Management Council, Butler County Elderly Service Board, GHCC; board member and treasurer of Butler County United Way and treasurer of Butler County Republican Party. He also served six years on the Hamilton City Council and was campaign treasurer for several county and city elected officials. Don was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, "Margie." He is survived by his three children, daughter Sharan Heins of Baton Rouge, LA and his granddaughter Karianne Heins, Metairie, LA; daughter Donnelle Mihalik (Robert) of Wichita, KS and grandchildren Karianne Kutz, Valley Center, KS, Julianne Gonatas, Kansas City, KS, Brian Lamkin, Atlanta, GA, and Brandon Skaer, Austin, TX; and son Kenneth Stewart (Crystal) and grandchildren Zachary and Blake Stewart of Longwood, FL; great-grandchildren, Kacey and Kalynn Kutz; also surviving are Don's sisters Edith Jackson of Hometown, IL and Clara Trawick of Orlando, FL. Don's wish was to assist in the fight against cancer and he donated his remains to the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. A memorial Service will be held at The Presbyterian Church of Hamilton, 23 So. Front Street at 10:30am, November 15, 2012, with Rev. John H. Lewis officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the church. Those who wish may contribute to The Presbyterian Church, 23 So. Front Street, Hamilton, OH 45011 or the Emergency Money Fund, P.O. Box 143, Hamilton, OH 45012, in his memory

Published in Journal-News on Nov. 13, 2012