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George B. Stewart III ’36

Published in Apr. 20, 2005, issue

George died Oct. 1, 2003, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He prepared at the Loomis School, now the Loomis Chaffee School. At Princeton he majored in history, played varsity lacrosse, and was a member of Key and Seal. While working for the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association on Dec. 7, 1941, he witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As an officer in the Naval Reserve, he immediately reported for duty and was assigned to the destroyer Ward, which fired the first United States shot in World War II. After two years on the Ward in the Pacific theater, he was accepted in the Navy's Lighter-Than-Air pilot program and served two years as a blimp pilot.

After the war George joined the Navy. He retired as a lieutenant commander in 1962 in Corpus Christi, to become a stockbroker and financial consultant. In 1943 he married his beloved Mary, who died in 1996. They were both dedicated members of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Corpus Christi. George also was a Rotarian, and a board member and officer of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program.

George is survived by his daughters, Christina Stewart and Carolyn Ennis; Carolyn's husband, Rob, and their two sons; and his brother, Frank M. Stewart '39.

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