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Quinn - Fogarty Funeral Home

192-15 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY

OBITUARY

Kathryn B. Stewart

September 2, 1931September 1, 2019
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Kathryn B. Stewart passed away on September 1, 2019. She was 87 years old. Born in Flushing, New York to Catherine Kelly Stewart and John Stewart, Kathryn was one of four children. She resided in Flushing, New York all of her life. Kathryn obtained her BA and Masters Degree from Queens College. In addition, due to her constant thirst for knowledge, she obtained many specialized certifications from NYU, Hofstra and St. John's. Kathryn was a passionate educator. Although she taught in several schools during her life, she always called John Philip Sousa Jr. High School in Port Washington, NY her home where she was the History Department Chairperson from 1958 to 1976. Kathryn is survived by her sister, Marilyn Gagnon, her cousin, Alice Fleckenstein and her sister-in-law, Charito Stewart. She is adored by many nieces, nephews, cousins and great nieces and nephews, who will miss her tremendously. Kathryn is predeceased by her sister, Alice Stewart and her brother, John "Jack" Stewart. Kathryn will be remembered by her loved ones as a loving, selfless individual, always putting the needs of others before her own. A celebration of Kathryn's life will take place on September 4, 2019 from 4-8pm at Quinn-Fogarty Funeral Home, 192-15 Northern Blvd., Flushing, New York. A funeral mass will take place on September 5th at 9:45am at Mary's Nativity Church, Flushing, NY

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, September 5, 2019

Memories

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Gregory Entis

September 5, 2019

To this day I can credit my love of geography and history to Miss Stewart. She would accept nothing less than our best efforts and was wholly invested in us, her students. She was easily among the best teachers I have ever had. I was lucky to have known her and benefited from her passion and caring.

Paul Wang

September 5, 2019

Remember a remarkable teacher and person who added joy and great memories to my life. RIP

andrea mastrocinque

September 4, 2019

I wish "Miss Stewart" could read the amazing tributes that dozens have posted on Facebook on a page called "The Good Old Days -Port Washington." I made an announcement of her passing after I heard the news and posted a tribute myself to Facebook, acknowledging how much of an influence she had on my life. The postings that followed confirm that Miss Stewart had a "calling" in life as a passionate educator, and even more important - that passion was shared with the hundreds of students who had the privilege of calling her their teacher. Fast forward decades later, it was Miss Stewart they would all remember (WE would remember) who helped to shape our lives and to pursue our educations and thirst for knowledge in much the same way she did. My late mom, Jean Mastrocinque (also a former educator), loved her dearly, and we all did, too. RIP, our teacher/Angel. Please enjoy a glass of wine in the afterlife with my parents who welcomed you with open arms!

Patti Urban

September 4, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to MS. Stewart’s family. I had Ms. Stewart at Sousa Junior High in 1974. I admired and looked up to her as a strong woman and role model. She was fierce in her love for teaching . She was somewhat strict, very witty and very kind.
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Susan Schauer Cusa

September 4, 2019

Miss Stewart was one of my history teachers at Sousa. Admittedly, I did not like that subject ( I’m a BIO major) but I loved her enthusiasm and what she brought to the classroom. I wish I was more mature those days to appreciate her even more. Lovely and classy lady

Fred Schott

September 4, 2019

Miss Stewart was my 9th grade social studies teacher (1963-64). The focus that year was Asia (including the region we call the “Middle East”) and Africa, and to this day I marvel at how much she taught us and what a valuable foundation that was for understanding today’s global order. One of the greatest teachers I’ve had.

Gordon Brown

September 4, 2019

Miss Stewart was one of the most influential educators in my difficult Junior High School years. I had her for History, English, and Home Room.
Through my life I lived by her catch phrase, "Let's double-check for ourselves. "

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