ALFRED WESLEY STEWART - NEWINGTON, Conn. - Alfred Wesley Stewart, of Newington, Conn., formerly a longtime resident of Plainville, Conn., died on June 13, 2013, after a long illness. He was born on Oct. 28, 1921, in Plainville, Conn., to Randolph and Frances Stewart. He graduated from Plainville High School in 1939, where he was a member of the Varsity Boys Baseball Team. He married Ruth S. Wadsworth (PHS, Class of 1939) on Memorial Day 1942. He leaves behind his beloved wife and daily nursing home visitor, Ruth, of 71 years; son, Robert Stewart and wife, Jane, of Newington, Conn.; daughter, Judy Stewart and husband, John Woodley, of Essex, Vt.; grandchildren, Jessica Brown and husband, Bobby, of Berlin, Conn., Tom Stewart and wife, Amanda, of Berlin, Conn., Frances Orbacz of Alexandria, Va., and Meghan Stewart of Boston, Mass.; stepgranddaughter, Anna Woodley Sheridan and husband, Keenan, and children, of South Kent, Conn.; great-grandchildren, Ryan Brown and Reagan Stewart of Berlin, Conn., and brother, Donald Stewart of Woodbridge, Va. He was predeceased by his parents; many dear friends; and two brothers, Frank Stewart and T.R. Stewart. Al Stewart served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years with the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and received the Expert Rifleman medal. He saw combat in Okinawa and then was stationed in Nagasaki, Japan, as an MP, after the second atomic bomb was dropped. After the war, he worked at Colt Firearms in Hartford, Conn., and attended classes in drafting at Paier College. In 1984, he retired from the Hardware Division of Stanley Works in New Britain, Conn., after nearly 40 years as a Machine Design Engineer. Al loved golf. He enjoyed playing at Stanley Golf Course, and for 10 years as a member of Chippanee Golf Club. Al was very active in the Anne V. Torrant School PTA, as coach and League President of the Plainville Little League, on the Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals, and as a member of the Plainville VFW. He served on the vestry of the Plainville Episcopal Church of Our Savior, where he taught Sunday school for many years. Al will be remembered for his integrity, hospitality and great humor. The family would like to thank the nurses and aids at the Newington Health Care Center for their care and attention to his needs. Visiting hours will be at the Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville, Conn., on Monday, June 17, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Our Savior in Plainville, followed by burial with military honors in West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Church of Our Savior, 115 West Main St., Plainville, CT 06062.

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on June 16, 2013