Blair Walter Stewart died Aug. 29, 2015, at the age of 86. He was born Feb. 14, 1929 in Atlantic City, N.J. to Walter and Lenora.
A Mountain Area resident for 13 years, Mr. Stewart was a retired naval commander, serving 27 years.
He was an active member of Christ Church, involved in several ministries, and enjoyed outdoor living, flying, and hiking.
Mr. Stewart is survived by his spouse, Mary Ann, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; children, Chris of Oakhurst, Susan Lennehan of Raleigh, N.C., Gary of Pittsburgh, Penn., Danny of San Marcos, and Colleen Dowham of Minnesota; and siblings Linda Cole, Martha Prowe, and Giff Russel; and 17 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Sept. 19, at Christ Church - Anglican, 43140 Highway 41, Oakhurst.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Christ Church.