Gary Steward

Gary Allen Steward

MURPHY, NC: Gary Allen Steward, 64, of Murphy, NC, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Born February 16, 1950 in Mansfield, he was the son of Charles E. and Mary E. (Flickinger) Steward.

A 1968 graduate of Madison High School, he was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as a Petty Officer from 1968 to 1971. Gary retired from the United States Postal Service and was an avid sportsman, especially fishing and hunting. He loved photography and landscaping, as well as hydroponics.

He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Evonne Steward; and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 South Diamond Street, Mansfield. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Windsor Park Cemetery conducted by Chaplain Larry Corn. Full military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.

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Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
98 S Diamond St Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 522-5211

Published in the News Journal on May 21, 2014