Stanley “Stan” Potter Stewart Jr., 88, of Frederick County, Va., passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Spring Arbor Assisted Living.
Stan was born in 1928 in Camden, N.J., the son of the late Esther “Mer” and Stanley P. Stewart Sr. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) earning a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering. Stan served in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps for 26 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War with the Fighting Seabees. Stan achieved the rank of Commander with multiple commendations. Upon retirement from the U.S. Navy, Stan had a long career with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (W.S.S.C.). In later years while living on Jekyll Island, Ga., Stan was an elder at Jekyll Presbyterian Church, as well as a member of Lions Club, Jekyll Island Arts Association, Paupers Social Club, Sand Dollar Club and volunteered for MAP International. He enjoyed traveling, golfing and woodworking.
His wife, Betsy Ann Stewart, whom he married on June 6, 1952, in Roanoke, Va., preceded him in death on Sept. 13, 2013.
Surviving are daughters, Deborah S. Franks and husband, Ronald and Linda S. Wiseman and husband, David; son, Stanley P. Stewart III and wife, Marcia; grandchildren, Kristen F. Yates and husband, Michael, Kimberly B. Franks, Laura Trela and husband, Michael, Ronald Franks Jr. and wife, Laura, Bryan D. and Jason M. Wiseman, and Eric M. and Malorie P. Stewart; great-grandchildren, Katy, Seth, Aaron, Alyssa, Alec and Amanda.
Along with his wife, Betsy, he was preceded in death by a sister, Caroline Comer and her husband, Walt.
Stan’s family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff at Spring Arbor, Blue Ridge Hospice, Right at Home, and Fox Rehabilitation for the love, care and support that was given to Stan and his family.
Services will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in memory of Stan may be made to Jekyll Island Presbyterian Church, 475 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St,, Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601.
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