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Stewart J. Stambaugh, 86, of New Holland, formerly of York, PA, went home to be with the Lord, October 18, 2013. He was born in York, PA to the late Robert and Amy Wagner Stambaugh. He is predeceased by his three brothers William, Harold and Raymond. He was the loving husband of Gloria M. Stambaugh. Stew was a 1945 graduate of William Penn High School in York, and served in the Navy during World War II. After the Navy he started his career in the insurance business. He received his degree from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., in l963 and later obtained a master's degree in business and hospital administration. Stew started his profession with ServiceMaster Industries in l963 and eventually became president of the Mid Atlantic Hospital Division. During that time he created the educational division and new divisions in the hospital sector. He was a long standing board member of ACTS Retirement-Life Communities and ACE (Alliance for Confessing Evangelicals). Stew also served as a ruling elder for Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. Stewart was completely devoted to his family and was deeply involved in their lives throughout his life. In addition to his wife, he will be lovingly remembered by his son, James Doran Stambaugh (Elisabeth), three grandsons: Doran Stambaugh (Therese), Joshua Stambaugh (Anne), Caleb Stambaugh (Rachael) & six great grandchildren with one on the way, and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral for Stewart Stambaugh will be held at Garden Spot Village Chapel, Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, PA, l7557 on Thursday, October 24, at 2 pm. There will be a private burial at Mt. Rose Cemetery, York, PA. Please omit flowers. Memorial Contributions may be mailed to Westminster Theological Seminary, 2960 Church Road, Glenside, PA 19038 or ACE (Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals), 600 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.comCharles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-560-5100.

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Published in Daily Herald on Oct. 21, 2013.
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October 27, 2013
My deepest sympathy to Gloria, Jim and Betsy and all the family. My husband, Jim, and I enjoyed many wonderful times with Stewart and Gloria and all the Stambaughs as the boys were growing up...warm memories that will last, not a lifetime, but for eternity.
Helen Durham, Houston, TX
October 23, 2013
Gloria, you and Stew were a great influence on my life as a youth at Trinity. You made being a Christian - cool, fun plus the spiritual model and teaching you provided me was profound. You helped me grow from your fellowship, nurturing and personality. It helped me become a better teacher, coach and person. As I reflex on Stews passing it is with great sorrow but also fond memories of the both of you. May God continue to bring you a special blessing during this time. One day we will all be together again! With Love, Bruce Koller
Bruce Koller
October 21, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 21, 2013
Dear Stew,

I really enjoyed our talks about the Stambaugh/Wagner clans the last few years. Regrettably, in was only late in your life that we found time to meet and talk about such things. But better late than never! My brother Tom just told me how much he enjoyed the day two years ago that you and Gloria showed him the old farm in Jefferson and talked about all the good times you and your brothers had there. And I'll always remember your smile when I said goodbye at the hospital a few weeks ago and called you "little brother." Until we meet again...

Steve Stambaugh
October 21, 2013
Dee Dee and I were so sorry to learn of Stew's passing. He was such a terrific man and I'm proud to say that he has had a huge influence in my life. I loved working for Stew and not a day passed that I didn't learn something from him. Stew was an incredible leader, salesman, Christian and he genuinely "walked the walk and talked the talk". And Gloria, what an incredible partnership you had with Stew!

Dee Dee and I send our deepest sympathies to you, Gloria, Jim and your family. Stew will be greatly missed.
Jim and Dee Dee Thompson
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