William A. Stewart, Sr., 86, of Mount Kisco, died on Thursday, April 11.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1932, in Mount Kisco to Margaret (Hughes) and Robert Stewart. He was the beloved husband of Joan Fox Stewart, loving father of William Jr. (Linda), Margaret Brittingham (Gerry), James (Higgins), John (Duskie) and Ellen Rigano (Chip) and loving Poppy of nine grandchildren. Stewart is survived by his sister-in-law Pat Reilly and several loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings Jane and Robert.
An honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army who served during the Korean War, Stewart was a graduate of Mt. Kisco High School, Paul Smith’s College and Denver University.
A retired president of Thomas Fox and Son Caterers, Stewart served as a 67-year member of the Mt. Kisco Independent Fire Company–including as Chief of the Mt. Kisco Fire Department from 1992 to 1993. He was a 68-year member of the Mt. Kisco Fire Department Ancient Fife and Drum Corps and was named Mt. Kisco Citizen of the Year in 1993.
He was a member of the Mt. Kisco Rotary Club and a three-time Paul Harris Fellow as well as a member of the Mt. Kisco Historical Society, Memorial Day Parade Committee, Company of Fifers and Drummers and the Westchester County Association of Fire Chiefs.
Stewart was an usher and lifelong parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Independent Fire Company or St. Francis of Assisi Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Bill at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Tuesday, April 16th with burial in St. Francis Cemetery.
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