MADISON -- Richard J. Stewart, age 76, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, Jan. 29, 2011, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he had been a patient for a short time. His wife, Glenys, and granddaughter, Lori Frost, were by his side. He was born April 19, 1934, in Madison, the son of Percy E. And Abbie F. (Gates) Stewart, Sr.
He graduated from Madison High School in 1955, where he played football throughout junior high school and all four years of high school. Richard married the love of his life, Glenys Watson, on April 19, 1963, and they shared 47 wonderful years together.
Richard worked at Scott Paper in Millinocket for a few years, before moving to Madison. Then he worked at Madison Paper for over 30 years when he retired at the age of 62. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army, stationed in Germany.
He loved fishing, hunting, boating, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife at their camp on Moxie Lake. He loved taking long rides with Glenys, and looked forward to taking his great-grandchildren to McDonald's almost every day for a Happy Meal while he and Glenys enjoyed their coffee. He was a very strong, proud man, a wonderful husband, father, grandpa and friend.
Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Glenys (Watson) Stewart; three children, Gary Stewart, Jonathan Newell and Lisa W. Mourningstar; two sisters, Pat Andrews and husband Basil "Bud" of Madison, and Tina Sirios and husband Roger of Caribou; a brother, Percy Stewart Jr., of Millinocket; four grandchildren, Lori Frost and husband Derek, Jesse Webster, Steven Webster, and Samantha Webster; two great-grandchildren, Cody and Paige Frost; many, many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Percy and Abbie Stewart; a daughter, Amanda "Mandy" Newell; two brothers, Warren Stewart, who passed away while serving his country in Korea, and Manford "Manky" Stewart and wife Betty; two sisters, Sadie Curtis and husband Morris, and Gloria Perolta and husband Joe; and Lucille Stewart.
He will be missed by so many. To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. Richard's memory will live on forever in all our hearts.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. At Richard's request, there will be no funeral or visitation hours.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.