James R. Stewart, 66, of Skyview Drive, Milton, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family, following his courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 8, 1952 in Lewisburg, a son of the late Robert and Grace (Eisenhaurer) Stewart. On Aug. 28, 1970, he married the love of his life, the former Katherine E. Oberdorf, who survives. They would have been celebrating their 48th anniversary this year.
Jim was a 1970 graduate of Milton High School. He was a machinist with International Paper Company for 32 years. Following his employment there, he worked as a service tech for CPO2 and SVMS, retiring in 2012. Jim enjoyed working in his yard, in his garage, and constantly fixing things around the house. He was what you would call "a jack of all trades and a master of none." Jim also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was a fan of NASCAR and a long time Steelers fan. Jim was also a S.A.L. member of the Milton American Legion.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Tracy Pitts and husband Mario of Harrisburg, Angela Bastian of Milton, and Cassie Stewart of Milton; six grandchildren, Haleigh, Hannah, Ryleigh, and Maddison Stewart and Ethan and Braelyn Pitts; one sister, Donna McCollum of Milton; and his best friend who was like a son, William Henderson. As his family constantly told him, "To the world you are a dad, but to your family you are the world."
There will be no funeral or viewing per Jim's wishes, but a celebration of his life will be held for all who knew and loved him from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 21, at the Milton American Legion.
The family is being assisted by the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 North Front Street, Milton. Condolences may be shared at www.shawfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on July 13, 2018