BELFAST - Stewart Gardiner, 90, passed away on Sunday, December 20th, 2015, at his home.
He was born on March 12, 1925 in Thorndike to the late Rufus and Laura (Bolstridge) Gardiner.
Stewart was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed a good moose or bear hunt and was successful on many occasions. Stewart was always eager to share in a good hunting story. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Stewart was predeceased by his beloved wife June and son Edward. His brothers George, Merton, Lohman, Maurice, Earl, and Robert Gardiner. His sisters Althea Lassalle, Winnie Howes, Coral Furrow, Verla Gardiner, Lona Gardiner and Elinor Howes.
He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Thompson and Dale Ricker, Brenda Frost, Peggy Howes and husband David, Lisa Rediker and Joe McDevitt and several beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 11-12 pm on December 31, 2015 at Riposta funeral home. A graveside service will take place in the spring at Grove Cemetery Belmont Ave., Belfast.
Arrangements are by Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave, Belfast. Memories and condolences may offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com