January 9, 1940 – October 8, 2019
RICHARD L. STEWART, age 79, of Deerfield Beach, Florida died Tuesday, October 8, 2019 surrounded by his family. Married to the love of his life Mary for 57 years, survived by his loving daughters Julie Schatzel and Doreen (James) Dolan, cherished grandchildren Brittany (Nicholas) Counts, Marissa (David) Olsen, Katie (Michael) Pape, Great Grandchildren Preston and Carter Pape, and his brother Thomas (Linda) Stewart. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Rita Stewart, his sister, Linda Messenger, and his brothers Doug and Denny Stewart.
Richard was retired from Grand Union where he served as a produce manager for 30 years. He enjoyed golfing, archeology, playing shuffleboard and traveling with his family. Richard lived a life full of love and laughter and cherished every moment he spent with his family.
Friends may gather at the Kraeer-Becker Funeral Home, 217 E. Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, Florida on Friday October 11, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10am at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 5201 N. Military Trail, Pompano Beach, Florida, followed by Cremation.
- Mary C. Stewart, Wife
- Julie Schatzel, Daughter
- Doreen (James) Dolan, Daughter
- Brittany Counts, Grandchild
- Marissa Olsen, Grandchild
- Katie Pape, Grandchild
- Preston Pepe, Great Grandchild
- Carter Pepe, Great Grandchild
- Thomas (Linda) Stewart, Brother
- Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, October 12, 2019
October 15, 2019
To my Pop,
There are no words to describe how much I will miss you. When I think I about the wonderful life you had and the memories we created, I can’t help but feel so lucky to be your granddaughter. Thank you for always letting me win Monopoly, teaching me how to golf, riding the tramcar at Disney with me, and for never missing a soccer game. These are just a few short memories that I have from all of the years I was blessed to have you as my Pop. You lived a life surrounded by your family, days full of love and laughter for which we all are so very grateful for. While our hearts are broken and we miss you so very much, we are truly blessed to have the best guardian angel watching us from above. There is a void in our hearts that will never be filled, but we are comforted by the years of laughter and love you gave us all.
It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later. I love you forever, Pop!
October 13, 2019
I know there are many grandchildren who say they have the best grandfather but I truly did have the best Pop. There are countless great memories I have with you from hunting for arrowheads to having one too many Jell-O shots together at the family party. One of my favorite memories which exemplifies the kind of grandfather you were was when we were leaving the Disney Cruise and I had no shoes because mine had been packed away accidentally the night before. I was so upset and embarrassed that I had no shoes on that you took your sneakers off and gave them to me and walked off in just your socks. You took a piece of my heart with you when you left, I will always be missing you. What I would give for one more hug because you gave the best! I love you forever Pop.
October 12, 2019
Our hearts are broken, for all of you. He was kind and fun and and a true friend. He will live on in our memories, the sound of his voice, his smile and the way he crossed his arms are all small wonderful things that we hold onto. We love him, we miss him. We are here for you all in spirit. Hugs and love, Craig and Judy VanValkenburgh
Janell and Barry Kimbal
October 11, 2019
We will miss our morning breakfast, scrambled eggs with catsup and dinner after the 4p.m Saturday's mass. Your jokes, the twinkle in your eyes you will be missed.
October 10, 2019
I can feel the fresh morning breezes of the golf courses we played. The memories come flooding back to the laughter we shared with our families and friends over the decades on the softball fields and bowling alleys. The most lasting memory I will have of Dick Is the Love he had for Katie and their girls. Rest in peace my friend. We will see you again on the other side.