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John J. "Jack" Stewart
February 4, 1944 ~ August 22, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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John J. “Jack” Stewart, 79, of Havertown, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.
He was the husband of the late Jane V. Stewart (nee Vandetty), and son to the late Robert E. and Gertrude P. (nee Beeg) Stewart. He was pre-deceased by his brother Robert E. Stewart Jr.
Survivors: His children, Mark A. Stewart and Greg L. Stewart (Kristin); and grandchildren, Gwen Stewart, Ava Stewart, and Lily Stewart.
Jack was born in 1944 in South Philadelphia, moving to Clef Terrance in Broomall as a child, attending Marple Newtown High School where he made life-long friends and enjoyed playing football and running track.
Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy as an Interior Communications Petty Officer, 3rd class serving on the USS John Willis from 1962 to 1966.
Shortly thereafter, he met Jane Vandetty, the love of his life, and they married in 1969; settled in Broomall and started a family. Jack's employment at 3M took him to North St. Paul, MN for a few years but then gladly returned to Broomall, PA to be close to family and friends and to raise their two boys.
Jack was a devoted husband and father, always active in coaching Mark and Greg's Marple Newtown Bengal football teams and Larchmont Little League baseball teams; influencing the lives of many.
Jack's career included sales and management positions at both 3M and Tennant Corp, all while taking night classes at Villanova University where he earned a B.S. in Business Management in 1993. He was extremely proud of this accomplishment and was an avid Villanova basketball fan. He was also a lifelong Phillies and Eagles fan.
Jack's love and devotion to Jane knew no bounds. They truly loved each other, enjoying 45 years of marriage together. They loved to travel, and spent time in the Florida Keys, Wildwood, even visiting Hawaii and Costa Rica.
Upon Jane's diagnosis with MS, Jack became her primary caregiver showing unwavering love and support that clearly set an example for his boys about love and commitment.
Jack loved his three granddaughters; watching them grow up, telling stories of Mom Mom, and keeping her memory alive.
Jack's passing was very sudden and unexpected. He lived a full life filled with love, laughter, and everlasting memories. We take comfort in knowing that he is now reunited with Jane in eternal peace and love.