Frank E. Stewart, 88, of 16921 Rogers Ferry Road, Meadville, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at home.
Frank was born in Clarion on Feb. 24, 1925, a son of the late Ira and Martha Craig Stewart. On July 22, 1947, Frank married Helen L. Boor; she survives.
In 1973, Frank retired from the former Parks Laundry and Dry Cleaning, which he and his wife, Helen, had owned for several years. He had previously been employed by Stewart Excavating Co., Meadville Forging, and by the former Meadville Breakshoe.
A World War II veteran, Frank entered the U.S. Army on Sept. 7, 1945, and served his country until his honorable discharge on Dec. 7, 1946.
Frank enjoyed owning and tending to his several properties and apartments in the Meadville area. He also enjoyed eating out with his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Helen, of 65 years, who took great care of him through his lengthy illness, Frank is survived by a son, Arthur E. Stewart and his wife, Darlene, of Meadville; three grandchildren, Susan Labeka and her husband, Brett, Sheri Stewart and her companion, Guido Trucco, both of Meadville, and Shelley Caravella and her companion, Craig Caravella, of Conneaut Lake; six great-grandchildren, Jady Folmar II, Shawn Folmar II, Alexis Labeka, Ashley Labeka, Chase Caravella and Chelsea Caravella; a sister, Laura Mook of California; a brother, Chuck Stewart of Andover, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald Stewart, Eugene Stewart and Amos Stewart; and two sisters, Minnie Fink and Dorothy Gregory.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of family.
Interment with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will take place in Denny Cemetery, Hayfield Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association of Northwest Pennsylvania, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, Pa. 16501.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
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