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Thomas Stewart
Apr 19, 1930 - Mar 20, 2018
Lafayette
Tom was born 19 April 1930 in Morgantown, West Virginia, the son of Thomas Nelson Stewart, Sr and John Catherine "Jack" Hutchins Stewart. He married Marguerite Francis Dake of Muskegon, Michigan on 24 Dec 1952.
Tom was a dedicated family man, heavily involved in the Lafayette community, coached his children in sports (LMYA/CYO/Little League) and served as President of the Lafayette School District School Board. He is preceded in death by his companion of over 50 years and wife Margie. Following his graduation from West Virginia University and marriage to Margie, 1LT Tom Stewart served on active duty in the US Army Signal Corp from 1952 to 1954. He later attended Hastings Law School in San Francisco and practiced law in California, mainly in Oakland and Walnut Creek, for over 54 years. He was respected by all, some at a distance, and loved sports, history, and researching family genealogy.
Survivors include his three children, five grandchildren and their families: Tom Stewart III and Mely Jean of the Philippines, his four children; step daughter Jeanne Ivary, sons Tom Stewart IV and Mike, and daughter John Catherine "Jacky" Stewart; Cindy Stewart McCarthy and her husband John McCarthy of Davis, California; and Lieutenant Colonel "J.E.B." Stewart, his wife Katy Yamauchi Stewart, and their two daughters Kiana and Keilani of Kaaawa, Hawaii. Additionally, his caretaker and friend Ms. Bon Quach who not only cared for Tom over the past 7 years but also for Margie over the last 7 years of her life.


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Published in East Bay Times on June 1, 2018
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