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Walter Stewart ’20

Published in Jan. 24, 1990, issue

Walter Stewart, of Atlantic City, N.J., died on Nov. 14, 1989, in the Atlantic City Medical Center. He was 90 and a lifelong resident of Atlantic City. Walt attended Atlantic City Friends School and graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1916. He graduated from Princeton in 1920 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins Univ. in 1923 and was a member of the school's honorary medical society.

Walter practiced pediatrics from 1926 until 1983, during which time he was given the Golden Merit Award by the American Medical Society of New Jersey for 50 years of medical practice. The Atlantic City Kiwanis Club named him its Citizen of the Year in 1932 for his service during a polio epidemic. He was named an honorary member of the Atlantic City Rotary Club in 1980 after being a member there for 53 years. He also was a Paul Harris Fellow of the club. Walter was chief of pediatrics from 1927 to 1959 at Atlantic City Hospital and was a medical director from 1928 until 1972 at the Florence Crittenton Home in Atlantic City. He was a charter member of the American Academy of Pediatricians and a member of the board of trustees at Ventnor Community Church and the Atlantic City Y.M.C.A. He was a former member of the Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce's board of directors.

Surviving are a son, Blair Stewart; three daughters, Linda Cole, Giffin Russell, and Martha Prowe; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Atlantic City Medical Center.

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