Died on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at the age of 94 years.
The son of the late James and Margaret (Lee), Stuart was born on May 6, 1928 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, stationed in Europe. He married Judith Anderson on June 28, 1958; she preceded him in death on June 16, 2019. The Rev. Stuart graduated Cranbrook High School. He then received his Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University, Masters in Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Va, College of Preachers Certificate, Washington D.C., and Doctorate of Ministry from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandra, Va. The Rev. Stuart served many churches: Grace Episcopal, Traverse City, St. John’s, Mt. Pleasant, Trinity, Monroe, MI, and St. John’s, Saginaw. The Rev. Stuart was a lifetime member of the Saginaw YMCA, on the board at the Saginaw Art Museum, and a member of the Saginaw Club. He enjoyed wind surfing, downhill skiing, sailing, playing bagpipes, reading and the Arts. He cherished time spent with his family.
Surviving are his children and their spouses: Catherine (Joseph) Fifer, Elizabeth (David Cudney) Stuart, Charles Macaulay (Erika) Stuart, Andrew (Tamie) Stuart and seven grandchildren: Sarah, Thomas, and Joseph Fifer, Madeline, Emma, William, and Parker Stuart and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, The Rev. Stuart was preceded in death by his daughter, Anne Brierly Stuart on October 19, 2000, two sisters and brothers-in-law.
The Funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, 123 N. Michigan Ave., The Rev. Curt Norman, Celebrant, The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, Preacher, The Rt. Rev. Prince Singh, Presiding Bishop. Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at church from 12:00 Noon until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the charity of your choice. www.casefuneralhome.com