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Charles W. “Bill” Steward

Feb 12, 2016

Charles W. (Bill) Steward, 91, a resident of Montgomery, PA, left this world on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. Born in Jackson, Madison County, TN, on Tuesday, August 26, 1924, he was the son of the late Lonnie Morris and Lona (Melton) Steward.

Bill was the widower of Vera Elizabeth (Green) Steward who preceded him in death on August 27, 2015.

He honorably served during the Second World War and the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Navy.

Bill retired as vice president and production manager for Stroehmann Brothers Bakery at Williamsport, PA. He was a member of the International Executive Service Corps.

Bill was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Montgomery, PA where he was a former member of the church council and Sunday School teacher. Bill was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery, the American Bakers Association, and Who’s Who In American Baking. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, cruising, traveling and especially spending family vacations at the Outer Banks. His biggest accomplishment in life was 69 years of perfect marriage to his beloved wife and raising seven beautiful children.

He is survived by seven children, Judith Elizabeth and husband Robert Wertz, Middleburg, PA; Suzanne and husband Tom Hinkle, Harrison, TN; Charles “Toby” and wife Susan Steward, Cogan Station, PA; Daniel and wife Lori Steward, Duncan, SC; Deborah and husband Larry Stout, Montgomery, PA; Cynthia and husband Michael Morningstar, Lewisburg, PA; Clayton M. Steward, Montgomery, PA. Bill is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Hinkle, great-grandbaby, Michael Hinkle and one brother, James M. Steward.

A memorial service was conducted from the First United Methodist Church, 43 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, 2016 with Virginia Bailey, his pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Green Lawn Memorial Park on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside military honors were accorded by the joint veterans organizations. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, 43 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA 17752. Arrangements were handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.