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Lever Flegal Stewart ’47

Published in Feb. 19, 1997, issue

It was with a sense of real loss that his many friends received news of the death of Lever Stewart on June 17, 1996, following a prolonged battle with pulmonary fibrosis. His wife, Gwenneth, survives him as do, by his first wife, a daughter, Katherine Elizabeth, a son, Lever F. III, and a grandchild, Lindsay Frances. For years he was on the faculty of the U. of Virginia Medical School as a neurologist and electroencephalographer and during this time also continued to see patients.

Each of us is one of a kind, of course, but Lever especially so. During his years at Lawrenceville he was the Mad Scientist, concocting all sorts of infernal machines and unearthly compounds in his dormitory room and, on at least one occasion, detonating an explosion which, though luckily causing no damage, rocketed him into instant fame. He had a zany and unforgettable sense of humor-you never knew what he was going to say or do next-and at the same time was a wonderfully warmhearted, sensitive, and intelligent human being. The world will be a far less lively and interesting place without him, and the class extends its deepest sympathy to the family he leaves behind.

The Class of 1947

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