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Howard W. “Stew” Stewart, Jr.

December 10, 1956 - January 3, 2020

          Howard W. Stewart, Jr., age 63, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020.

          Born in Guam on December 10, 1956, he was a son of Shirley M. (Jackson) Stewart and the late Howard W. Stewart, Sr.  Howard formerly worked for Dart as a bus driver.  He loved to sing and play guitar.  Howard was a member of Cedars U.M. Church and sang in the choir.  Bringing joy and laughter to the children at church was one of Howard’s treasured memories.

          In addition to his father, Howard, Sr., he was preceded in death by his brother, Glen Stewart.  Howard is survived by his mother, Shirley.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Howard’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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7 Condolences for Howard W. “Stew” Stewart, Jr.

  • Dear Shirley,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your son Howard. We were friends back in 1971, and kept in touch up until the past few years. Howard was a good guy, and a loving son. I loved his sense of humor and generosity. I will miss him dearly.

  • hi mrs. shirly,
    i am one of the kids at church. i miss him alot. i knew he was in pain. and i know he is in a better place now. it breaks me a little more everyday that every sunday, me, and my friends at church won’t be able to race to him and give him a hug. or have him squeeze us and tell us he loves us and kiss us on the head. i still have the song he wrote for us when we were babies. i love it. you raised an amazing son. i will miss him every day for my entire life. i wish you the best. and im sorry for your loss.

  • So very sorry to bear of the loss of “Stewie”. He worked so hard in cardiac rehab when he was here. He always came in with a smile and helped so many other patients in the program to laugh and be happy during their recovery as well. While here, Stew even rekindled a friendship with a former bus rider he had known many years ago. May good thoughts and memories stay with his family and friends.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Mia Cirks, RN and the patients of SFH Cardiac Rehab

  • Stew was a kind, softhearted bear of a man who would literally give you the shirt off his back. Our entire family loved him and we are heartbroken by this loss. Heaven surely gained an angel when he left this world and we are positive that he is up there writing songs already. You will be so missed, Stew.

  • Stew was an awesome man who always had a beautiful smile and a beautiful heart. Stew’s laughter and enthusiasm would always bring a smile to my face and joy in my heart.

  • Oh Shirley – I’m SO sorry to hear of Stew’s passing. You know he was family to us. He was the missing link to my Michele’s life. They had so much fun together. I’ll never forget him – his sense of humor, kindness, thoughtfulness. He always called me “Thelma.” The family still asks for him at our Xmas party. Just remember – “When someone you love becomes a memory – that memory becomes a treasure.” What a treasure we have! Sending my love, blessings for your healing and deepest sympathies.
    Mary

  • Stew a great friend an biker buddy.going to miss you .may you keep on riding