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William C. "Bill" Stewart Jr.

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STEWIL   William Conley Stewart, Jr., 77, of West Hartford, beloved husband for 51 years of Janet (Hayes) Stewart, passed away at home on Saturday, (March 1, 2003). Born in Hartford May 28, 1925, he was the son of the late William and Signe (Svensson) Stewart. Bill was raised in New Britain and resided in West Hartford for the past 47 years. He was proud to be a member of the 8th Air Force 92nd Bomb Group in World War II and flew as a Ball Turret Gunner on 26 bombing missions over Europe. His decorations included the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the European Theater Medal with two Battle Stars. Following the war, he was a graduate of the University of Connecticut, receiving a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Bill was employed by Chandler-Evans Inc. for 23 years prior to his retirement as Senior Quality Engineer in 1987. He was an avid UCONN Basketball fan and antique car enthusiast, who enjoyed attending car shows in his 1964 Corvair. Bill's dry sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. Besides his wife, he is survived by his two loving children, his son Mark Stewart and his wife Carolyn of Windsor; his daughter, Donna (Stewart) Waite and her husband Peter of West Hartford; his five grandchildren whom he adored, Kelly, Amy and Bryan Stewart and Dylan and Courtney Waite; and his sister, Irene (Stewart) Baldwin of Michigan. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. A funeral service will be Wednesday, March 5, 11 a.m. at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main St., West Hartford. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation CT Chapter, 35 Cold Spring Rd. Suite 411, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3166.
Published in The Hartford Courant from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2003
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