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James Nelson "Captain" Stewart

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James Nelson "Captain" Stewart

James Nelson Stewart aka "Captain", age 66, of Newark, died on Monday Nov. 2, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. James graduated from Middletown High School class of 1967. "Captain" was a truck driver for most of his life. He served in the Army during Vietnam from 1968 thru 1971 and was awarded a Purple Heart. His big heart and generosity were staple qualities in his everyday life.

James is survived by his "Beautiful Bride" Roberta Stewart, his sisters Sherry Blevins and Cathy Casalvera, his brother Gaylon Stewart, his sons James P. Stewart of Schmitten, Germany, Robert J. Stewart of Middletown, Richard Benjamin of San Diego, CA, daughters Jen Combs of Street, MD, Della Mendenhall of Newark, and five grandchildren Curtis, Michael, Rachelle, Ian, and Billy.

A visitation will be held on Monday Nov. 9, 2015 from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, Delaware 19702. Burial service will be held at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 10 AM, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE, 19701. The family kindly asks contributions be made to Fisher House ( For online condolences, please visit

Published in The News Journal from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2015
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