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Walter "Mac" Stewart

January 12, 1935 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 85)

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Walter Malcolm “Mac” Stewart, died Thursday, December 24, 2020.  He was born January 12, 1935 in Frank (Elizabeth Township), son of the late Walter Gulfullen Stewart and Ruth Alma (Swope) Stewart.  Known as “Stew” to the guys from US Steel Clairton works from where he retired in January 1997 after 44 years of service as a motor inspector, electrician and later an expeditor.  Known as “Mayor Mac” by all that grew up and hung out in Sutersville during the late 70s and early 80s.  Walter served in the United States Army 4th Armored Division from March 1957 through July 1958.  Growing up in Blythedale, he attended McKeesport and then Elizabeth High School.  He was a member of the Boys Scouts and a Webelos Den Leader.  Mac served as Mayor of Sutersville from 1974 through 1986 being responsible for many improvements in the borough, including the Sutersville Park, obtaining the former Sutersville Grade School for use as the Sutersville Municipal Building and instrumental in the replacement of the old Sutersville Bridge and many other improvements.  As mayor, was a member of the Pennsylvania State Mayors Association, American Federation of Police and 5th District Democrat Committee.  Former member and Past President of the West Newton Lions Club, Former Member of the Sutersville Fire Department, Sutersville Sportsman’s Club and Sutersville Moose Club.  He played for Blythedale in the McKeesport Daily News Baseball League and played Semi-Pro Football during the late 50s and early 60s, coached numerous youth baseball teams over the years, and enjoyed playing basketball on the street with the neighborhood kids into his mid-50s.  His biggest passion was playing golf and was a long time member of the Sutersville Moose Golf League, enjoying trips every summer with friends to Cross Creek Golf Course and later numerous courses near Bedford.  Surviving are three sons, Gregory Scott Stewart, Brian Keith Stewart and Todd Michael Stewart; grandchildren: Joshua (Cassie) Stewart, Travis Stewart, Kristopher Stewart, Brianne Stewart (fiancé Brad), Derrick Stewart, Marissa Stewart (Andy) and Gage Stewart; sister-in-law LaVerne Deutsch Varga; cousins Roger Stewart and Edna Rhodes; special friends Ramo and Donna Fontanesi; numerous nieces and nephews; and his buddy Blaze who always made him smile and pushed him out of bed on many occasions.   In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Mae (Deutsch) Stewart; and a sister, Delores (Stewart) Shupe.   Due to the pandemic, services and burial will be private.  Arrangements entrusted to the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, West Newton.  Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhomes.com

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