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Daniel B. Stewart

PRESQUE ISLE - Daniel B. Stewart, 58, passed away May 18, 2013, peacefully at his home, after a long courageous battle for the fight of his life. Dan was born March 25, 1955, in Houlton, son of Charles and Pauline Stewart.

Dan's passion was his family. He loved spending time BBQing, making his "famous" spaghetti sauce and just hanging out. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his earlier years. He had a love for trains as he worked for the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, 1974-2003, as a heavy equipment operator. He was a 32 degree Mason and a member of Anah Temple Shrine where he was part of the Sau Nassau Unit and Indy Unit for a time. He was also a member of the Presque Isle Elks Lodge. He recently participated in the Relay for Life in 2011 and 2012 as he was fighting leukemia and then was taken with lung cancer.

He is survived by his soul mate and loving wife of 37 years, Sandra (Smith) Stewart; mother, Pauline Stewart; beloved daughter, Jennifer Stewart Stevens and husband, Darren; grandson his "lil' buddy," Charles "C.J." Stevens; son, Daniel C. Stewart and wife, Mary; granddaughters, Mackenzie Stewart his "lil' munchkin," and Sierra Ellis; daughter, Angela R. McCarthy and fiancé, Christopher Ayotte; grandsons, Connor Cain and his "lil' one" Leelynd Ayotte; sister, Donna Stewart Dean and husband, Vernal, and their children, Amanda, Allison and Amos. He will also be missed by his longtime best friend, Gib Forbes of Georgia; his loving angel, Julie Bouchard; along with many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Charles E. Stewart.

Friends and family may call 1:30-3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Duncan Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle, where a funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Interment will be after services at Southside Cemetery, West Chapman. In lieu of flowers and cards, donations may be made to Sandy Stewart, 61 Ward St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.duncan-graves.com.

Published in BDN Maine on May 21, 2013
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