In Memoriam - Jim Stewart
Beloved parishioner James Craig Stewart Jr. (Jim) passed away at home, surrounded by family, on April 11th, 2023 in Santa Monica, CA. The memorial service will be:
11am, May 20, 2023
(and live-streaming: click here)
St. Augustine by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
1227 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Augustine by-the-Sea to be distributed to music and social justice programs at parishes dear to Jim's heart. Click here to give online or send checks payable to St. Augustine by-the-Sea at the address above.
Receive Jim, O Lord, into the arms of your mercy
into the blessed rest of everlasting peace
and into the glorious company of the saints in light!
Jim was born May 31st, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA. The family moved to Lynchburg, VA where James graduated from E.C. Glass High School and then went on to study Philosophy and Religion at Lynchburg College. As a member of the Lynchburg college concert choir, he encouraged his future wife Susan to audition for the group. They began a courtship and married the summer before their junior year. This June would have marked their 60th Anniversary.
Jim and Susan raised three daughters in Roanoke, VA. Jim had several careers including social work, insurance, and computer repair. One constant was Jim’s love of music and active service in his church communities. He served on vestries, taught Sunday School, and was the director of the St. James Episcopal Church choir for nearly 20 years. Whether in Virginia, Florida, or California, Jim and Susan always sang together in their church choir--most recently at St. Augustine by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.
Jim is predeceased by his parents James Craig Stewart Sr, and Ruth Esther Snowden. He is survived by his best friend and wife, Susan Garrett Stewart; his daughters, Amy Stewart and her husband Charles Grunder; Kate Stewart; Sally Miller and her husband Stuart Miller; his sister, Sue Martin; and grandchildren Stan Grunder and his wife Casey; Ben Wintrip; Jacob Miller and Jolie Miller.
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