George E. Stewart

July 19, 1927 - January 28, 2015

07/19/1927 - 01/28/2015

George “Pudge” E. Stewart, 87, of McMechen, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center.
He was born July 19, 1927, son of the late Harold and Virginia Kerns Stewart. George was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and the Korean conflict, a retired employee of Allied Chemical, a member, Chaplin and past commander of both the VFW Post 3655, McMechen and the American Legion Blake Brothers Post 43, Benwood, past Sergeant at Arms of the American Legion, Benwood, former fire chief and member of the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department, former McMechen City Council member, member of the Moundsville Eagles Aerie 499, the West Virginia Fireman Association, he volunteered at OVMC and was a member of American Legion, McMechen. George belonged to the First Church of God, McMechen.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one stepson, John E. Hildebrand; one brother, Albert E. Stewart; and one sister-in-law, Inez Stewart.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy L. Stewart of McMechen; one stepson, David Hildebrand, of McMechen; one brother, Donald L. Stewart, of Glen Dale; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will be received Friday, January 30 from 2-4 & 6-8pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where funeral services will be held Saturday, January 31 at 11am, with Rev. Mitch Johnston officiating. Interment will be held at McMechen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department, 811 Marshall Street, McMechen, WV 26040 or to First Church of God, 1003 Logan Street, McMechen, WV 26040.
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Steve Austin
8 years ago

A great friend and fireman. I will miss him.

Steve Austin

Past President Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association

Martin G. Strganac
8 years ago

I delivered his Mom and Dad’s newspaper in the 1950’s,when they lived on 5th McMechen. Delivered his mail in the 1970’s when he lived on 13th St. He was a great man of service to the people of McMechen and will be missed. My sincere condolences to the family.

Darla Frazier
8 years ago

I just found out tonight that Stew had passed away. The last time I saw him was at a church event.

I have some many fond memories of him when I was a child and so many memories of him with the McMechen Fire Department and all the older members doing the parades, Street Fairs and even the fire works.

Now he is with his friends and family in heaven and I know he will be watching over your family. My prayers are with you during your lost.

Heather Westfall
8 years ago

I’m sorry for your lost your family is in my prayer.I miss seeing him at the hospital. Love you guys.

Jeff McMahon
8 years ago

Nancy, So very Sorry to hear Stew has passed away. He was a good friend to me and many many people! I know you are his special angle. We are all a little better for knowing him.

Pastor & Anna Molgaard
8 years ago

Our prayers and sympathy is extended to you and the Family.

We have many memories of George and the years we were there in McMechen.

God Bless you all.

Pastor Rich and Anna Molgaard

Jeffrey wright jr
8 years ago

We sorry loss we are miss you much i am remember meet church and ovmc we are miss you much forever too sad _üò¥_üò©