DOVER - Commander Robert Brendon Stewart, Supply Corps, USN (RET), a native of Scituate, Mass., and longtime resident of Portsmouth and Dover, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at the age of 85.
Born Aug. 3, 1937, to John J. and Gertrude Stewart, Robert grew up in Scituate, graduating from Scituate High School, class of 1955. He graduated from Boston College in 1959 and was accepted to Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., receiving his commission as an ensign in the Navy November 1959. Serving his country for 26 years, Commander Stewart saw duty stations across the country, and in Vietnam and Germany. He earned numerous medals and commendations including: Joint Service Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Vietnam Service Medal.
After his naval career, Robert continued to serve his country and community with a career at BAE SYSTEMS as a Quality Manager. He also selflessly volunteered as a Pease Greeter, meeting troops deploying and returning from various combat missions in Southwest Asia. Robert was an avid golfer who loved to frequent a round at Pease Golf Club, and he enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends.
Commander Stewart was preceded in death by his parents John and Gertrude Stewart, and two brothers - John Stewart, Jr. and Walter Stewart.
He is survived by: his wife of 62 years - Linda M. (Calderwood) Stewart; his sons - Stephen (Tamara) Stewart, and David (Jennifer) Stewart; his daughters - Kimberly (Brian) Warburton and Donna (Dale) Holland; his brother Brian (Joann) Stewart; his seven grandchildren; and his seven great-grandchildren.