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Monty, my apologies. What a time for Spell Check to do its thing.
Andrew and Cara Curtin
Marcia and Monticello, please accept our sincere condolences. We always enjoyed chatting with George as we saw him around the neighborhood. We will miss his quiet humor and his shy smile. We will not be with you on the 23rd, but will have you in our hearts.
George was a childhood friend and I have many fond memories. We had recently reconnected over the past several years. Tom and I send our condolences to Marcia and Monti.
Hope and Matt McLaughlin
Marcia and family. We are so sorry to learn of the passing of our friend George. We will always be grateful for the love, laughter and friendship.
George T. Stewart, III
My beloved son George Teall Stewart III, 61 of Fernandina Beach passed away June 17th under the wonderful care of Community Hospice Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring after battling a long illness with family and friends by his side.
George was born on October 7th, 1960 in Rochester, New York to George Teall Stewart Jr and Marcia Ihrig Stewart. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois and graduated from Robert E. Lee (Riverside) High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina in 1988 with a degree in Political Science. He was a dedicated member of the Kappa Alpha Order. After college, George began a career working within campaigns of Local, State and Federal officials.
George’s professional campaign staff career started in South Carolina working within the Jack Kemp Presidential Campaign in 1988 and ending with providing grass roots support last year to his local friend Joseph John Cascone for Nassau County Judge. His path brought him home to his friends and family here in Fernandina and the calling to assist in the long-term care of his beloved Step-father, Dr John P. Fotopoulos FACR. While in Fernandina, he worked for Fernandina News Leader, Express Scripts, and Chase Bank. His last professional position sent him to the Middle Eastern Country of Qatar, where he ran an international security team guarding the construction of a US Forces Runway on Al Udeid Air Base. He loved to travel. He never met a stranger and loved to read. He was able to travel from the middle east to Portugal, Italy and United Kingdom.
He leaves behind his Mother Marcia Fotopoulos a Former City Commissioner here in Fernandina and Brother LTC Montieth Stewart (USA-Ret) of Fernandina; Uncle Donald Ihrig of Winter Park, Florida; Cousins Montieth Ihrig of Naples, Florida and Daniel Ihrig of Rosarita, Mexico; Step Siblings Kate Fotopoulos of Boulder, Colorado , Peter Fotopoulos of Chicago, Illinois and Paula Fotopoulos of Queensland, Australia.
A memorial service to celebrate George’s life and spirit will be held at 11:00 AM at St Peter’s Episcopal Church on 801 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina. Following the service, family will receive friends in St Peter’s Fellowship Hall for a reception and remembrance of George.
The family asked that donations be made in George’s memory to Community Hospice and Palliative Care Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring, 1348 South 18th St, Fernandina, FL 32034 or St Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.