His daughter described him as honest and respectful and said he always let her “learn from my mistakes.”
He also was a “devoted husband for sure,” his daughter said. “The ultimate family man.”
Education was “supremely important” to her father, she said. He made financial sacrifices to allow his daughter to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from University of Cincinnati and a master’s from Miami University.
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Stewart is survived by his wife of more than 68 years, Virginia; one daughter Deborah; four grandchildren: Elizabeth Truax, Joseph Stinger, and Thomas and John Stewart; three great-granddaughters: Victoria Stewart, Ada Truax, and Katherine Truax; and one brother Joe Stewart.
He was preceded in death by his son Thomas Stewart.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Webster Funeral Home, 3080 Homeward Way at Ohio 4, Fairfield. Masonic Service will be at 11:30 a.m. the same day, followed by the funeral service with Pastor Andrew Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.