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February 2, 2013

Wayne Bradley Stewart

Wayne Bradley Stewart 

GOLD CANYON, Ariz. — Wayne Bradley Stewart, 65, of Gold Canyon, Ariz., died on Jan. 23, 2013, from a short battle with lymphoma cancer. He was born on July 10, 1947.

Wayne began his career in the U.S. Marines, retiring from service after 20 years. He had a love for motorcycles and enjoyed long trips traveling with his motorhome cross-country. His love for airplanes developed when he was an Avionics Tech while in the Marine Corps. That love continued on while he was an aircraft mechanic at Airborne Express in Wilmington, Ohio. He was employed for the last two years in Goodyear, Ariz., up to his death.

Surviving loved ones include his wife of 40 years, Mary Ann (Kosier); two sons, Scott (Jennifer) Valentine of Virginia, and Matthew Stewart of Arizona; two daughters, Carol (Jake) Downing of Arizona, and Brenda (John) Bowman of Ohio; six grandchildren; his mother, Iva Crone of New York; two sisters, Diana (Ronnie) Parton of Tennessee, and Dawn Cook of New York; one brother, Walter (Yang-Cha) Stewart of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends.

He was predeceased by a son, Michael Stewart of Columbus, Ohio and his father, John B. Stewart of West Conesville.

A memorial service was held at the Mountain View Lutheran Church in Arizona. Interment followed in the National Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz.

Condolences may be left for the family online at

Local arrangements are by the MacArthur Funeral Home of Hobart.

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