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Richard D. Stewart - Newark, Delaware

July 2, 1919 - June 1, 2013 <-

Mr. Richard D. Stewart, age 93, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

A native Delawarean, Richard was born in Wilmington on July 2, 1919, son of the late Joseph Stewart and Molly McCauley Stewart. He proudly served his country during WWII in the US Navy aboard the USS Wasatch (AGC-9), which sailed throughout New Guinea. After his honorable discharge, Richard went to work as a fireman on the Pennsylvania Railroad. He would later assist his brother, Willard, with the running of his business, the Willard Stewart Studio, which was located in Wilmington. Richard’s love of photography would lead him to a career with the University of Delaware, where he served as the Director of Photographic Services until his retirement in 1982.

An avid golfer, Richard excelled at the game. It was a passion he and his late wife, Barbara shared. The two spent many happy times together hitting the links at the Newark County Club, Three Little Bakers, and DelCastle courses and made many happy memories on numerous golfing trips with their good friends. Richard was a devoted Phillies fan of many years, and enjoyed cheering on his favorite team. Above all else, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Richard will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara A. Henderson Stewart; brothers, Joseph, Willard, and John Stewart; and sister, Hilda Stewart. Richard is survived by his daughter, Penni Frassico, and significant other, Duane Wallace and son, Peter Stewart, and wife, Sharon; grandchildren, Leigh Robinson and husband, Joseph, Daniel Frassico, and wife, Kelle, Allison Bender, Elizabeth Stewart, and Jesse Stewart; great grandchildren, Jayden Robinson and Bentley Frassico; and son-in-law, Joseph Frassico.

A committal service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in the chapel at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.



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