WATER TOWN, NY – Charles A. Stewart, 94, Ives Hill Retirement Community, Watertown, died at Hospice of Jefferson County on the morning of October 11, 2021, after a brief illness.
He was born August 24, 1927 in Watertown, NY, son of C. Arthur and Edith Smith Stewart. He graduated in 1944 from Theresa High School and St. Lawrence University in 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in history and government.
He worked for Kemper Insurance Companies as marketing manager for upstate New York from July 1947 to July 1992.
In 1952 and 1953, he served in the US Army Signal Corps in Okinawa as a member of the Armed Forces Radio Service staff.
On April 15, 1954, he married Janet Louise McMurray at St. James’s Episcopal Church in Theresa, NY, presided over by Reverend Frederick Haworth. Ms Stewart, an English teacher for the Watertown City School District, passed away on June 9, 2016.
Mr. Stewart is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Mark Scheer, Mechanicsburg, PA, Cynthia and Timothy Brunett, Canton, MI, one son, Kevin, Ballston Spa, NY, three grandsons, Christopher Scheer and his wife , Priscilla, Clay, NY, Shaun Genter and his wife, Jessica Harper, Washington, DC, Mitchell Brunett, Seattle, WA, one granddaughter, Lindsey Battiste and her husband, Matthew, Charlton, NY, three great grandsons , Jacob Scheer, Louis Battiste and Charles Harper-Genter, and two great-granddaughters, Lila Scheer and Fiona Battiste.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Watertown, Mariners’ Church, Detroit, MI, American Legion Post # 61, Watertown, and the New York State Retired Teachers Association.
He was an avid reader and enjoyed collecting stamps, playing golf and bridge.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Samaritan Medical Center and Jefferson County Hospice for their kindness and thoughtful care.
The funeral service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Thursday, October 14 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Molly Payne-Hardin in the presidency, followed by interment in Brookside Cemetery. The church requires masks and social distancing to attend funeral services.
Arrangements are made by Cummings Funeral Service, Inc.
Online condolences can be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or the charity of your choice.