Greg Stewart
1953 - 2021
BORN
1953
DIED
2021
September 14, 1953 - December 14, 2021 Greg passed away on December 14, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was 68 years old. He is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Haley, son Collin, and sister Tracy Stewart-Rackemann (Jason). His parents were Raymond and Margaret Stewart. Greg was a lifetime resident of San Pedro. He attended Seventh Street Elementary School, Dana Junior High, and in 1971, was valedictorian of the last graduating class at Fermin Lasuen High School. He attended USC and graduated in 1975 with a BS in Business Administration. Greg started his career with General Dynamics, where he excelled in sales and contracting. After 2 years, he took his talents to work with his father and joined the family business in the commercial fishing industry. Under Greg's guidance, the business flourished and grew in sales and reputation. Greg's hobbies included running and participating in marathons, triathlons, and adventure racing, as well as completing the Ironman Triathlon. He loved his music and going to concerts, in addition to USC football games. He enjoyed the experience of fine dining and loved traveling with his family and friends. Greg will be dearly missed, especially for his kind heart, generous spirit, optimism, and his smile. A memorial reception will be held at 4:30 PM on Friday, January 7th, at 1635 W. 9th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732.

Published by Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Dec. 28, 2021.
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12 Entries
C.G. + L Da Rosa
January 15, 2022
Jeanette & Joe Finete
January 7, 2022
Thank you for being a good friend. You are always loved and never forgotten. May your soul Rest In Peace . Manuia lou Malaga Greg Stewart.
Charlie Moon Ho
January 6, 2022
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Charlie Moon Ho
Work
January 6, 2022
Greg Stewart was a great guy to work for and soon became a good friend ! I will always be thankful for the opportunity Greg gave me when I needed it most. I will miss the daily conversations. Rest easy Greg !!
Frank Barron
Work
January 5, 2022
The Tuna Industry has always produced a cast of characters that would put a Dickens Novel to shame... From the 12 inch cigar smokers in the classic cars , The Casanova lady killers, the bar room boxing champions, guys with nicknames like El Diablo , Slick , The Duke.. Diamond Nick and a never ending supporting cast with names like Sam the Nose and Jerry the Jew... It's been a story of men who made fortunes and those that lost their homes and dreams. Throughout all the Story ,there has always been a foundation, a core group of individuals that each generation in this industry produces that keep this business worth being in. That core group keep the embers of this industry lit. These are the people that are mostly behind the scenes : Honest, Caring, loyal, HARD WORKING individuals that started this Industry and some still remain to pass it on .. But they are fewer and fewer. Greg Stewart in my book has a SOLID place in the proud history of this Industry and the story of the essential people that Support the vessels , crews and owners. Greg Stewart was a shining example of the best of people who have been the story of the U.S. Tuna Purse Seine Industry. I will sorely miss Greg and the type of Man he represented in this business. Greg , you're a tough act to follow, but hopefully the example for all of us still left behind. Honesty . Integrity ... Embers that still need to stay lit. Thanks for the Trust and help my friend.. I'll never forget it.
Larry Da Rosa
Friend
January 3, 2022
So many wonderful memories at Uncle Ray's and Aunt Margie's cabin. We have enduring memories of you, my brothers , and I sitting by the fireplace joking & laughing, ridding our inner tubes in the snow, walking in the forest with you, Greg. Having fun Christmas time dinners at your home with your nice family. Always your beautiful smile and laughter lit up our lives. It showed the light of your kind inner heart. Rest in peace, Greg, and in God's wonderous enduring Love.
Kathleen Gensemer
Family
January 3, 2022
So many good memories and fun get-togethers we all had! Greg really knew how to celebrate any occasion, big or small:^) We hope you are running fast and free dear man! Love from us all.
Daniel and Helen Benson and Family
December 30, 2021
I think the obituary pretty much summed up a really nice person who made this world a better place in which to live. Proud to call him my friend. ""Greg will be dearly missed, especially for his kind heart, generous spirit, optimism, and his smile." Amen
Billy Sardinha
Work
December 30, 2021
My good friend Greg, many decades we worked and chatted together. Many moments and events together. You will be greatly missed. We had many laughs together. I know you are free of pain now, rest my friend. A real place in the fish industry.
John Zuanich
December 30, 2021
Rest in love my friend
Anthony Ferreira
December 30, 2021
Greg was a life long friend from San Pedro and good person in many facets. In all the times I was around him, he was always upbeat and displayed a great smile for all to enjoy. Greg, you made the good times even better. RIP good buddy.
Scot Woodward
December 28, 2021
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