Stanley F. “Rabbie” Stewart, 92, of Clarence, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at his home.
He was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Ringgold, a son of the late Cameron M. and Ann A. (Lingenfelter Stewart).
Nov. 3, 1945, in Dayton, Ohio, he married Edythe M. Pierson, who preceded him in death March 27, 1996.
Mr. Stewart was a 1938 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. He was Protestant by faith.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, where he became a Prisoner of War. He also served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
Mr. Stewart retired in 1962 at the rank of MSGT. For his years of service, he was awarded the KS Medal, UNS Medal, NDS Medal, ACMB, EAMEC Medal, GC Medal w/ 4 Lapel Pins, WWII Victory Medal, AC Medal, ADS Medal and AFLSA with four OLCs.
He was employed as an aircraft mechanic for more than 25 years. After retirement, he worked for Wall Rope Company, in Beverly, N.J., repairing the machines that make rope. He also worked helped design and develop the Chinook Helicopters for Boeing-Vertol in Philadelphia.
Mr. Stewart was a life member of Snow Shoe VFW Post 1544, a life member of the Clarence American Legion Post 813, a member of the Moose Club No. 1565, Young Democratic Club in Clarence, and the 3-Point Sportsman Association in Clarence.
He was a lifelong member of the Republican Party. His favorite pastime was spending time in the outdoors, fishing and hunting.
Mr. Stewart was the last of his generation.
Surviving relatives include a son, Jimmy S. Stewart and wife Debra of Clarence; two step-daughters, Nancy L. Woodworth of Jacksonville, Fla., and Norma J. Assilin of Dumfries, Va.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore St., Snow Shoe.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at the funeral home with Pastor Cathy Dittman officiating.
Interment will immediately follow in Askey Cemetery, Snow Shoe Township, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the 3 Point Sportsman’s Association, P.O. Box 2, Clarence, Pa. 16829.
An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at www.daughenbaughfuneralhome.com .