In memory of
Stewart Case
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In memory of
Stewart Case
Stewart Stanton Case passed away peacefully on January 25, 2021. Papa Stew, as he was known by his family, was 91 years young. Papa Stew is survived by three sons: Brian (Christine), Scott (Pamela), and Douglas (Sonja) and their families. He had 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandkids, 2 nieces, a nephew, and one grandniece. He is predeceased by his eldest son, Larry. His family tree spread out across the nation during his lifetime. Papa Stew truly had an incredible spirit and life journey and will be missed by all who knew him. He was born in Yonkers, New York on November 8, 1929, where he spent his childhood. He graduated from Washington Irving High School in Tarrytown in 1947. Following high school, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from NYU. After earning his degree at NYU, he began his graduate work at Columbia University. From 1952 to 1955, he served in the Army at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he served as a member of the Intelligence branch. Once honorably discharged from the Army he decided to see what all the hustle and bustle was about in California. He never looked back. Stew enrolled at UCLA in California where he earned a second Master's Degree. It was here, where he met and married his wife JoAn. Stew would live out the rest of his life in Orange County, California. Papa Stew had many occupations throughout his lifetime. He ran for Assembly in 1966, worked in Opinion Research, was a reporter for the Garden Grove News, and eventually taught for 42 years at Santa Ana College, retiring in 2009. He was loved by all his colleagues and students. He cherished community service and teaching. Papa Stew's other passion was his cabin in Oakhurst, near Yosemite. Every opportunity he had he would go to Fort Stewart, as he appropriately named it, and tinker around on his 11 acres. He genuinely enjoyed spending time there with friends and family, and whoever was able to visit. He loved being in the high country and going to Bass Lake. He loved to attend his family's sporting events and seeing his grandchildren grow up. He was also a great philanthropist of the arts, donating generously to Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Santa Ana College community. Papa Stew was one of a kind. He liked everyone he came across and everyone loved him. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for sharing such a great man with us and the world. A private service will be held by the family
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In memory of
Stewart Case
Stewart Stanton Case passed away peacefully on January 25, 2021. Papa Stew, as he was known by his family, was 91 years young. Papa Stew is survived by three sons: Brian (Christine), Scott (Pamela), and Douglas (Sonja) and their families. He had 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandkids, 2 nieces, a nephew, and one grandniece. He is predeceased by his eldest son, Larry. His family tree spread out across the nation during his lifetime. Papa Stew truly had an incredible spirit and life journey and will be missed by all who knew him. He was born in Yonkers, New York on November 8, 1929, where he spent his childhood. He graduated from Washington Irving High School in Tarrytown in 1947. Following high school, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from NYU. After earning his degree at NYU, he began his graduate work at Columbia University. From 1952 to 1955, he served in the Army at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he served as a member of the Intelligence branch. Once honorably discharged from the Army he decided to see what all the hustle and bustle was about in California. He never looked back. Stew enrolled at UCLA in California where he earned a second Master's Degree. It was here, where he met and married his wife JoAn. Stew would live out the rest of his life in Orange County, California. Papa Stew had many occupations throughout his lifetime. He ran for Assembly in 1966, worked in Opinion Research, was a reporter for the Garden Grove News, and eventually taught for 42 years at Santa Ana College, retiring in 2009. He was loved by all his colleagues and students. He cherished community service and teaching. Papa Stew's other passion was his cabin in Oakhurst, near Yosemite. Every opportunity he had he would go to Fort Stewart, as he appropriately named it, and tinker around on his 11 acres. He genuinely enjoyed spending time there with friends and family, and whoever was able to visit. He loved being in the high country and going to Bass Lake. He loved to attend his family's sporting events and seeing his grandchildren grow up. He was also a great philanthropist of the arts, donating generously to Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Santa Ana College community. Papa Stew was one of a kind. He liked everyone he came across and everyone loved him. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for sharing such a great man with us and the world. A private service will be held by the family
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