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Donald W. Stewart ’44

Donald W. Stewart ’44, December 13, 2004, in Oakland, California, from cancer. Donald attended Reed for a year in the U.S. Army-Air Force premeteorology program, and was an air force B-29 navigator in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. In 1949, he earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, and then a JD in 1951 from the UC Boalt School of Law. He was recalled to serve in the Korean War as a B-26 navigator and bombardier. He also served 17 years in the Air National Guard, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. For 26 years, Stewart was assistant council for the Union Oil Company in San Francisco. In retirement he worked on legislative matters for major oil companies and provided pro bono counsel. He enjoyed hiking in the Sierras, was a librarian for the Society of Mayflower Descendents, and a 50-year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. He also enjoyed travel, and took “genealogical root trips” in the U.S., Western Europe, and Russia. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Nancy Haven Stewart; two daughters; one son; four grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2005

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