Leroy E. Stewart
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UNITY & BANGOR - Leroy E. Stewart, 80, devoted husband, loving father, and "Papa," passed away peacefully on February 7, 2020, at his home in Bangor. Roy was born July 2, 1939, in Brewer, the son of Roy H. and Hilda (Saunders) Stewart.
Roy was a 1958 graduate of Brewer High School, where he was an outstanding athlete on both the football and basketball teams. During his senior year, Roy was a proud member and co-captain of the 1957 BHS State Football Team, selected to the All-State football team, and also a delegate to Dirigo Boys State.
After graduation, Roy enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1959 and during the same year married his beloved wife, Gail L. Strang, a BHS classmate. During those years in the Air Force, Roy worked as a pharmacy technician which fueled his passion for the profession. Upon his discharge in 1962, Roy and Gail settled in Arlington, Massachusetts, where Roy attended Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (MCP) earning a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy. Roy graduated in 1968 from MCP and moved back to his home state of Maine. Thereafter, Roy purchased Unity Pharmacy, formerly known as Reed's Drug Store, in Unity, Maine. He spent 33 years as a well-respected local pharmacist known for his strong work ethic, caring demeanor, and outstanding moral character.
Roy was an avid golfer, spending countless hours trying to perfect his swing. He also enjoyed fishing expeditions with his many friends. His most memorable fishing trips were the fly-ins into Henderson Pond with his children, grandchildren, and long-time friend, Reynold "Frenchie" Plourde. Roy was a G-scale model train enthusiast. He transformed the entire second floor of their home into a dream model railroad consisting of over 150 feet of track, concentrating on replicating the old Eastern Pulp and Paper Mill in South Brewer.
Roy was an active and dedicated Mason. He became a Master Mason at Star In The West Lodge #85, in Unity, on December 28, 1970. During his Masonic journey, he served as the Junior and Senior Warden, Junior and Senior Deacon, Chaplain, a member of the Finance Committee, as mentor to new and current members, Widows Program Coordinator, Secretary, and Master. Roy held many of those positions several times over the past 42 years. He was also a member of Siloam Lodge #92, in Fairfield, and the 12th Masonic District Masters and Wardens Association.
Roy was predeceased by his parents, and one nephew, Richard A. Green.
Roy is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gail; four beloved children, Roy Eric Stewart (Janet), Chicago, Illinois; Jennifer L. Fowler (Gary), Thorndike, Maine; Timothy B. Stewart (Michelle), Apex, North Carolina; Stephanie G. Biberstein (William), Hermon, Maine; and three very special daughters-in-law, Tammy, Michelle, and Jamie. He was also a loving "Papa" to nine grandchildren, Ian, Connor, and Christopher Stewart; Jordan and Alexandra Fowler; Caitlin and Morgan Stewart; Nicholas and Jacob Biberstein; plus two great-grandsons, Lincoln and Landon Stewart. Also, surviving is one sister, Sandra J. Green (Jeffrey), Orrington, Maine; one brother, Richard J. Stewart (Jeanne), Hutchinson, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are welcome to gather from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Second Congregational Church, Main Street, South Brewer, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. with Pastor David Morrison, officiating. A graveside service is planned for this spring at the family lot in Unity, Maine. Those who wish to remember Roy in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Star In The West Lodge #85, PO Box 577, Unity, Maine, 04988-0577. Messages of condolences and memories may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com
Published on February 9, 2020

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Scott Wyman
Feb 15, 2020
We share in your loss, yet have many happy memories and stories along the way to remember and be thankful.
Deepest sympathy. I think our fishing group did 96 trips with Roy.
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Thomas Clay
Feb 13, 2020
I am sadden to hear of Roy’s passing. He was my pharmacist for many years. What a wonderful man with a kind spirit. He always had a kind word. I will miss him, as many will. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Gail, and to his family.
Richard Kenney
Feb 12, 2020
Sorry to hear that Roy has passed away He was a great friend at BHS.
Our sympathy to his family. Roy was one of the best.
Elwin Thomas
Feb 11, 2020
I am honored to call Roy my best friend in fact we were like brothers. I hold great memories of our growing up together. In recent years He and Gail joined Sandy and me on many trips to Europe which are some of the highlights of our life that we will remember forever.
RIP, my friend

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Bob Macleod
Feb 11, 2020
Those of us that were fortunate to know Leroy lost a very good man. Our sympathy to Gail and the family.
Nancy Wonson
Feb 11, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Roy was a great friend to Me and Peterand loved by everyone who new him. He was like family to Peter and me. He was best friend to my late husband who he meet in Their first day in Mass College of Pharmacy 1963.
So many memories over the years.
He surely will be missed by all
Fondly Nancy and family
LeRpy A Crawford
Feb 10, 2020
A good friend and class mate.
Roy will be missed at all our class reunions.
Roy
LeRoy Crawford
Feb 10, 2020
A good friend and class mate.
We miss you at our class reunions,

Roy
Mark Plourde
Feb 10, 2020
Roy will be sadly missed on our yearly fishing trips to Pleasant lake.
Much love to you and your family Gail.
Love Mark, Laura , Cameron and Riley
Mark Plourde
Feb 10, 2020
Roy will be sadly missed on our yearly fishing trips to Pleasant lake.
Much love to you and your family Gail.
Love Mark, Laura , Cameron and Riley
Don Harnum
Feb 10, 2020
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