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Brian Lee Stewart
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“We are thinking of you and are so sorry for your loss. So sorry we never had a chance to meet him. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Patti and Andy Klevorn - MI

“Pat, I am so sorry for all you have been thru in the past month. I have experienced the loss of my husband but cannot imagine losing a child while...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Diane Belcher - chesterfield twp, MI

“Dear Pat ... I can't even imagine what a terrible time this is for you. First your husband and now your son in just a matter of weeks. Sorry I didn...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Christine Jaissle - Sterling hts, MI

“Goodbye old friend. I will always remember the times wgen we went hunting, and the laughs we shared at masterline. Although we lost touch with each...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: J. Aubel - eastpointe, MI

“Dear Pat, I remember all the fun and laughs at my mom's in Knoxville, TN. It was so kind of you, Don, and Brian to come to Skip's services several...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Donna Lackey - Oxford, AL

“Mrs. Hart and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family has faced many challenges this past year. Keep your head held high and stay...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Michelle Genereaux - Armada, MI


While some people thrive on the compliments and the notoriety they receive after having done some good deed, there are others who shun the spotlight. They find the greatest reward is given when they, quietly sitting back on the sidelines, witness the laughter and smiles come across the faces of the people they love dearly whom they have served. Many times they feel that what they have done was nothing all that special, but how only the opposite is true. And at this moment, we pause to honor one of these special people. Brian would not want a drawn-out eulogy, a long obituary or lots of tears. But for those who are now left with only the memories of this quiet, giving man, we cannot help but collectively give thanks to him one last time.

Brian Lee Stewart entered his journey of life on August 16, 1963. He was the very first child born to Don and Patricia Stewart (née Van Ermen) in Muskegon, Michigan. The family would later relocate to Detroit, Michigan when Brian was two years old.

Growing up, little Brian was quite mischievous and on a daily basis, found himself in all types of trouble. Brian's mother, Patricia, can easily remember the numerous times she had to take him to the hospital because of his inquisitive nature. From falls, bumps and stomach pumps, Brian never minded the consequences; he was only too eager to find his way back into some playful misbehavior. At school, he was known for being a practical jokester and it's not hard to imagine Brian laughing hysterically after pulling the fire alarm in middle school, much to the Principle's dismay.

However, as the young man grew into his hefty, six-foot one-inch frame, Brian would go from being the "pranskter" to the "protector." He kept a watchful eye over his two younger sisters, Bonnie and Sheryl, and everyone at school knew not to mess with them for fear of an encounter with their big, older brother.

Though the classroom was never a favorite setting for Brian, he found that he shined brightest on the baseball field. From the age of five, Brian showed great skill playing baseball and set countless records at his high school as a star pitcher. Brian would graduate from Henry Ford High School in 1981.

After graduation, Brian held a variety of jobs and finally decided his skills could be best utilized at Masterline Design & Manufacturing. Brian received on the job training and was certified as a Surface Grinder Machinist who created miscellaneous automotive parts. After fifteen years of dedicated service, Brian would later seek employment at Choice Molding serving there for several years until his retirement.

In later years, Brian became a very loving and giving family man. He enjoyed bowling and spending time on Lake Saint Clair with his dad, and the two would fish for hours on end. Brian was never happier than being around his many nieces and nephews. Though he never had children of his own, Brian still possessed a very tender paternal side and took great pleasure buying them all types of wonderful gifts and watching them grow into young adults. He coached his nephew's baseball team (undoubtedly producing a team of great pitchers) and was always present at his niece's recitals. Brian was always there when something needed to be done around the house and could not have been more considerate and attentive when helping his mom hold down the household through his dad's illness. Brian gave in any way he could; whether it was through gifts or through his time, whatever he did, Brian always gave above and beyond and was always the first person to reject anything but love in return.

At the end of a long day, Brian would retire to his room where he enjoyed quiet time watching movies, Wrestlemania or the Detroit Tigers play and always with his beloved dog, Pudge, at his side.

On June 16, 2014, Brian Lee Stewart made his quiet transition and left us all too soon. Though he has gone to a better world, we will never forget this great man who gave all he could and, with his great sense of humor, could always make us laugh. The stories of this great man and his heart of gold will live on in the hearts of all those he touched along the way. We are extremely fortunate to have had Brian in our lives and his memory will never be forgotten.

He will be greatly missed.

Brian is survived by his mother, Patricia Stewart; sisters, Bonnie (Brad) Hart and Sheryl (Frank) Milana; grandmother, Mary Sue Jay and many nieces, nephews, extended loved ones and his favorite dog, Pudge.

Brian was preceded in death by his father, Don F. Stewart on May 24, 2014.