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Mark William Stewart, Sr.

Pause My Homeland by Nicholas Barry, composer (BMI), Tomas Jacobi, comp
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“While at VW, I remember Mark's assisting hand and passion to schedule and complete changes thoroughly. He was thorough in work duties and always...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Wayne Purol - Rochester Hills, MI

“Really enjoyed Mark's pressence at VW; God Bless each of you during this difficult time.... ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Debra Gilbert - Oak Park, MI

“Sorry to hear of Marks passing. Always enjoyed being around him at VW. God bless. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Lee - bradenton, FL - friend

“Dear Stewart Family, it was such a pleasure to know Mark, he sincerely was one of the kindest, gentlest people I have ever known. He will be greatly...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Trevino - MI - friend

“He was a kind and giving man who always insisted on paying for our lunch! ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Art Clark - Southfield, MI

“Mark & Melissa I'm so sorry to hear about Mr.Stewart he was just a wonderful person may he rest in piece. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Danielle Shields - macomb, MI

“Mark, although we drifted apart over the years Val and I will always remember the good times we shared while you were here. Rest in peace my friend...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ed BEitel - Sterling Heights, MI

“May you find peace knowing he is in the best place possible! God Bless each of you during this difficult time ! ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Trina Gentilia - Troy, MI

“I love you dad, you will forever be missed Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Mark stewart jr - macomb, MI


Army

The year 1949 brought many notable events into our culture; Harry S. Truman began his first full term as President, the Cold War continued to slowly drag on entering into its second year and Hank Williams joined the Grand Ole Opry introducing country music to a whole new generation. It was also in this year of great change that Mark William Stewart entered the world on January 3rd, 1949. He was born in Detroit, the automotive capital of the world and was the second and final child born to Robert and Barbara Stewart (née James).

Mark was a typical young man of his era growing up during the 1950's. When he was not in school, Mark and his family enjoyed trips to Union Lake to visit former neighbors. Here, young Mark played on the beach and was fascinated with the water and investigated everything. This love of knowledge and personal study was something that would characterize Mark for the rest of his life.

After graduation from Redford High School in 1967, Mark, like many young men of his day who had realized the great need for their service as the Vietnam War raged on, bravely decided to enlist and serve in the United States Military, serving in the Army Branch. After his basic training, he enlisted in Detroit on September 4th, 1968 and ranked as a Private E-1. He was stationed in Korea serving with fellow members of the U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC). After a year and nine months of active duty, Mark received his honorable discharge from the United States Military in Fort Lewis, Washington. Mark ranked as a Specialist 4 and was decorated with the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Expert with an M-14 Rifle Badge. Mark always held his time in the ... READ MORE →

Military Service
U.S. Army • Specialist • 71B20 Clerk Typist with the U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)
September 1968 through June 1970, Fort Lewis, Washington