Stormville – Deacon George R. Stewart, a resident of the Hudson Valley for many years and most recently of Lake Placid, passed away on October 11, 2016 at the age of 75 years. George will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend of 51 years Agnes; their seven children Fr. George, Kevin, Dennis, Maureen, Heather, Tara, and Ryan; his son-in-law Bob Shilkunas; daughters-in-law Nicole and Sarah; and grandchildren Kevin, Bobby, Elizabeth, Dennis and Hunter.

George was born in Jamaica, Queens on July 24, 1941 and raised in the Bronx by the late Mary and George R. Stewart. He was the eldest of nine siblings and is survived by Mary, Donald, Daniel, Gregory, Bernadette and Ronald. He was predeceased by two of his siblings, Jennie and Robert.

George was ordained at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the Archdiocese of New York by his Eminence Terence Cardinal Cooke on May 28, 1983. He served as a deacon in the Parish of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction. He also served the Parishes of St. Agnes in Lake Placid, St. Margaret’s in Wilmington, St. Bernard’s in Keene, and Regina Coeli in Hyde Park.

George loved his family and the outdoors including his beloved Adirondack Mountains. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, painting, drawing, gardening, and especially driving and traveling to visit shrines and many other places.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 2-9pm at 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10am at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. Interment will follow at St. Denis Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Palliative Care Unit.