Twenty-seven-year resident of Juneau, John Phillip Stewart, 65, died Oct. 19, 2004, at home.
John was born Oct. 28, 1938, in Champaign, Ill. He was raised in Orting, Wash., where he graduated from Orting High School. He later graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, Wash., where he earned a degree in accounting. He worked as a powder monkey, mechanic, accountant and commercial fisherman.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. He was a self-taught scholar of World War II history. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, visiting with friends and sharing his many fish stories with anyone he met. His family says, "he will be loved and missed always."
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Daisy Stewart, and older brother William Stewart Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Donn Stewart of Juneau; children, John Stewart (Tammy) of Rathdrum, Idaho, Angela Stewart of Newcastle, Wash., and Willliam Stewart of Pelican; his grandchildren, Ryan Stewart of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Christian Poyner of Illinois; sister, Janet Beckstrom (Howard) of Palm Springs, Calif.; brothers Gary Stewart (Maggie) of Tacoma, Wash., Jim Stewart (Nancy) of Juneau, and Michael Stewart (Marie) Graham of Washington; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were held Oct. 22 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Juneau.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, 419 Sixth St., Juneau, AK 99801, or your local hospice.