Gerald Stewart
  • 50 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 24, 1961
  • Place of birth:
    Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 29, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
Let the memory of Gerald be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Gerald Stewart, who was born on April 24, 1961 and passed away on June 29, 2011. We will remember him forever.

Today we lost a grandfather, father, husband, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend - Gerald "Gerry" Stewart.  He passed at 11am at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center after a cardiac procedure.  This website will be updated with information related to services and arrangements.

Our family thanks you for all the support!

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This website is intended to be a living-memorial.... please add stories to the story page, add a photo, include a tribute if you wish!  Thank you all for sharing and being a part of Gerry's life!


Memorial Services will be held at the Community Church of Joy, 21000 North 75th Avenue Glendale, AZ 85308, at 3:00pm on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011. 

Graveside service will follow at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 West Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027.  (Approximately 4:30-5:00pm)

Reception will be held at Local 359 2604 E Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85304.  (Approximately 6:00pm) 


Wednesday Weather - Party cloudy, 10-20% chance of thunderstorms - low 89 - high 104.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cheri Boer on 24th April 2014

"Happy Birthday Uncle Gerry!  You are still missed greatly but will forever be in our hearts."

This tribute was added by ned mo on 24th April 2014

"Wow! Gerry, U came by again. It's okay: since my tribute years ago alot has been changed. Got my Bachelors of Science in Planning & this Year: next month Transportation Certificate. Alot of Engineering Math. I made my lost to unexpectedly DEC/Jan. fuck a back to back 32 days apart. I know you loved songs and heres your favorite that I shall play my friend: "The smok'n lat is lit".   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spwqYnovs4I
Make people listen to where your at & dance. My last trans: Tango-one-eight! Niner....God Speed forever, "Semper Fi""

This tribute was added by Cheri Boer on 30th June 2013

"Two years later & I still can't believe you are gone. The hole that was created with your passing can never be filled.  RIP."

This tribute was added by Kerri Tanner on 29th June 2013

"Missing you.  2 years yet seems like we just lost you.  RIP"

This tribute was added by Marco Molina on 25th April 2013

""Happy Birthday; my friend" You were a great leader and very instrumental to be this local forward. This membership really misses your ability to resolve issues. We lost a great person, a great human being and an excellent Manager; no doubt in the mind that you were one of the best managers in the western states for the SMW members."

This tribute was added by Ronnie Stewart on 25th April 2013

"Happy Birthday Gerry,still think of you and miss you every day. Always will."

This tribute was added by Kerri Tanner on 24th April 2013

"Happy Birthday Uncle Jerry.  Love you. Miss you."

This tribute was added by Sylvia Keppy-Dow on 29th June 2012

"It doesn't seem possible that the time has passed so quickly. Famiy and friends miss you, but also know that you are in a better place, and that they will see you again.  Your birthday is a time to remember and to celebrate the life that you lived."

This tribute was added by Ronald Stewart on 24th April 2012

"First I want to say Happy Birthday to my Little brother. Really miss you and think of you daily. Still cannot believe you are gone. Praying you are happy  and fishing somewhere. Second I want to thank all the nice people who wrote tributes to my brother, its nice to know he was so special to so many people."

This tribute was added by Scott Bohlman on 24th April 2012

"Happy Birthday Brother"

This tribute was added by Erik Emblem on 24th April 2012

"Gerry is missed by his colleagues at the Sheet Metal Workers Western States Council.  We miss his sense of humor and warm friendship."

This tribute was added by Damon Fermaint on 24th April 2012

"Happy birthday Dude!!
We miss you.........."

This tribute was added by Kerri Tanner on 24th April 2012

"Today marks the 51st Birthday of Gerald Stewart.  Gerry - we love you, we miss you, ... Happy Birthday Uncle Gerry!"

This tribute was added by robbin wakimoto on 24th April 2012

"Stewart Easter wasn't the same this year.  Your sister misses you so much.  Life just doesn't seem the same without you.  We all know you are looking down on us just shacking your head telling us to get busy and strt enjoying life again.  We miss you greatly!"

This tribute was added by Michael Gordon on 24th April 2012

"Intel is booming unemployment is down brother,I can see your smile,You'd be fillled with not only happiness but joy! Happy birthday!!!"

This tribute was added by Scott Bohlman on 10th July 2011

"RIP Brother You will be missed, but not forgot. Thank you for everything you accomplished and all your hard work at making our Union a better, stronger, brotherhood."

This tribute was added by Jim Cahill on 7th July 2011

"I extend my sincerest sympathies to the family, friends and union brothers and sisters of dear Gerry.  I met Gerry in early 2007.  I was just elected President of the Bricklayers Union.  I had no experience as a union rep, my bag of bricklayer tools was still in the back of my truck.  The Sheetmetal"

This tribute was added by Sid Hudson on 7th July 2011

"Gerry sacrifised his every waking moment with the best interests of his union brothers/sisters and the labor movement,at heart. He always lived as a champion for the greater good of Local Union 359."

This tribute was added by Trent Goodwin on 6th July 2011

"Gerry was a great leader, sheetmetal worker, and most of all a great person. I will always remember him ."

This tribute was added by Bruce Moore on 6th July 2011

"I will miss Gerry very much.  He was always up-beat and willing to help his fellow man.  I pray his family finds peace during this time of sadness."

This tribute was added by Brian Goodrich on 5th July 2011

"Gerry- a classmate, boss, leader and champion of right. And will be missed by all that knew him. All his family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you, my friend."

This tribute was added by Steven Maher on 5th July 2011

"Gerry you will be missed and not forgotten, You were a great Business Manager. Rest in peace Gerry."

This tribute was added by James White on 5th July 2011

"To Gerrys family and loved ones our prayers and thoughts go out to you. He will be greatly missed,it was an honor to work side by side with Gerry to help better the lives of working people."

This tribute was added by Michael Choate on 5th July 2011

"Just to let everyone know,Gerry visited me at JC Lincoln Hosp, after my 3rd Heartattick. He was really worried about my intensions about continuning work. He talked me into taking my retirement and check-out the way it should be.Happy,with my family. Thank you so much Gerry."

This tribute was added by Frank Ward on 5th July 2011

"My heart and prayers go out to the family, friends, and the Sheet Metal Workers in this loss.  I was honored to have worked with Gerry (from the other side of the table).  I connected very quickly with Gerry and appreciated his professionalism and honesty.  I will miss him a lot."

This tribute was added by Linda Lloyd on 4th July 2011

"Gerry had a genuine concern and love for his brothers and sisters in the labor movement. I appreciated the time he took to listen to my concerns and will miss our little chats. Goodbye my brother, you are in a much better place. Thank you for always having my back."

This tribute was added by ned mo on 3rd July 2011

I would like to share a song with all visitors, enjoy. Ned"

This tribute was added by ned mo on 3rd July 2011

""Gerry, I would have personally thanked you in the Fall when school started again at ASU for writing me the Letter Of Recommendation I ask from you for my scholarship funding." Your deep felt input on your letter was moving, thanks for helping brother. Ned Morris (USMC)."

This tribute was added by Virginia McMillan on 3rd July 2011

"From the entire Hart Family, we feel your sorrow. Our prayers are with The Stewart Family.  Especially, with Elena, children and grandchildren.  God be with each of you during this time of grief."

This tribute was added by Michael Gordon on 2nd July 2011

"When I walked into 2604 E Adams that day it seemed as though I was entering it for the first time.The glue that held us all together was gone.My friend and mentor Gerry wasn't There.My prayers and thoughts will be with the family always"

This tribute was added by Edward Shephard on 2nd July 2011

"Throughout our course in time, men will be raised up to full fill a need and obligation only to become great men of courage and honor to benefit those that are in need.  Truly Gerry will be missed.  He was one of the greats.  God now has him in his hands."

This tribute was added by Randy Young on 1st July 2011

"Gerry was in fact a true leader and will be missed. Gerry was always ready to lend a hand, we will miss you."

This tribute was added by Damon Fermaint on 1st July 2011

"We have very few true friends in life......Gerry was one to me. He touched a lot of lives and always in a positive way....He gave of himself his time and devotion which is the greatest sacrifice anyone can make........"Love you Man"... we are going to miss you ......"

This tribute was added by Albert Blanco on 1st July 2011

"As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Gerry Stewart. I will never forget you union brother!!!!"

This tribute was added by Marvin Grebb on 30th June 2011

"Gerry allow me to be his roommate in Chicago for the ICB/TABB Conference & we shared some Navy stories & few other thing. I'm very grateful that you are my friend & a union brother. You will be very missed, my friend.To the Steward Families, my deepe"

This tribute was added by Stanley Lubin on 30th June 2011

"Gerry will be missed by every person in Arizona who works for a living.  He was a union leader who stood up for all working men and women, not just those in his union.  He had a heart of gold and was always there for those in need.  Bless you."

This tribute was added by Sylvia Keppy-Dow on 30th June 2011

"It is a sad day for all who knew and loved Gerry.  He was a good son, brother, uncle, nephew, husband, dad and friend.  His work ethic for his union was exemplary. He is in God's care now and I pray for his family asking God to comfort them."

This tribute was added by dan chacon on 30th June 2011

"I had the privilege of working side by side with Gerry, he dedicated his life to the betterment of Local 359, its members and the Labor Movement. He enjoyed classic movies, classic cars and was a history buff. Gerry, you can Rest in Peace knowing tha"

This tribute was added by Jeff Pearson on 30th June 2011

"it was with great sadness we have lost a true brother in our union brotherhood.  he was a great man and a great teacher.  my prayers go out to gerrys family.  you will be missed my friend. thanks for the memories that you have given us. god bless"

This tribute was added by Steve Watson on 30th June 2011

"I consider Gerry a friend and brother,a teacher,a Leader in times when Leaders are few. I looked forward to seeing him again. We are all at a Loss. I Pray Gerrys family can find peace. Godspeed Gerry"

This tribute was added by chuck bingham on 30th June 2011

"To Gerrys family and loved ones our prayers and thoughts go out to you.He will be greatly missed,but I can say it was and still is an honor to be his friend and brother.God bless you all."

This tribute was added by robbin wakimoto on 30th June 2011

"My husband and I have known Gerry and his family for 31 years, there wasn't a time he didn't have a joke to tell us or a story to share.  His love for cars brought my husband and him closer.  Gerry will be deeply missed, my thoughts and prayers go ou"

This tribute was added by Mary Stever on 30th June 2011

"Although no words can really help ease the loss of Gerry. Just know that the Stewart family is in our thughts and prayers. Please know that we are here for all of you. Richard,Mary and Marina"

This tribute was added by kelvon nuels on 30th June 2011

"I send my depest sympathy and prayers to gerrys family he was a wonderfull human being and he will be missed but never forgotten have a peaceful journey my union brother"

This tribute was added by michael mcconnell on 30th June 2011

"Gerry was 5 when he was our ring bearer as I married his sister, Judy. As an only child, I now had a little brother. We played Risk, built cars, and lovingly argued everything to his sister Judy's despair. I miss my little brother and cherish his mem"

This tribute was added by Mike Wilke on 30th June 2011

"Gerry, i want to thank you for always helping this brother, i feel a great loss today. may your family know you are loved by many & i am one who does. UNITED FOREVER MY FRIEND.. God needed a business manager, he got a great one"

This tribute was added by Julie Beckius on 30th June 2011

"Sorry for your family's loss today!- Julie"

This tribute was added by karen dobbe on 30th June 2011

"" Today the world lost a great man who valued human life and made the lives of those around him happier and better. Gerry was my cousin and even though we lived in different states he still held a since of honor toward me, my brothers and sisters. We"

This tribute was added by Ernie Marshall on 29th June 2011

"Dear brother jerry I will never forget how you took me in.... a guy from new york gave me a start in the arizona local you became  my friend as well as a confidant. Will always cherish  the times at the restaurant after union meeting R.I.P my friend"

This tribute was added by Doug Stewart on 29th June 2011

"Today I'm saddened by the loss of my uncle He always told me the truth whether I wanted to hear it or not for that I'll always love and Respect my uncle Gerry blessings to my aunt and cousins"

This tribute was added by Tom McDermott on 29th June 2011

"Gerry was a friend a Brother, a happy soul.   My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I will miss you greatly Brother. Bye Gringo Gerry!"

This tribute was added by Hank Streich on 29th June 2011

"We remember Gerry as a gentle giant but with strong convictions.  He loved his family and Linda and I were lucky as his long-distance cousins to know that love. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and the Stewart family."

This tribute was added by Janet Palomo on 29th June 2011

"Kerri, words can not express how sorry I am for your family's loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. It is clear that your uncle was a wonderful man and was greatly loved! He will live forever in your hearts..."

This tribute was added by Dana Marie Kennedy on 29th June 2011

"An amazing leader and loyal to the core.  You always knew what side Gerry was on, it was the side of the workers.  He was a great friend to me and always called and asked what he could do to help and followed through time and time again.  Workers los"

This tribute was added by John Sirak on 29th June 2011

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go.  Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.Gerry & I became Friends on The T.I Project in Vegas ,I will miss him! HEY L.A."

This tribute was added by Pat Montroy on 29th June 2011

"Today's passing of a great Union leader, Union brother and what meant most to me, A great friend.  Brings sadness to my heart.I will always remember and miss you even more Gerry!"

This tribute was added by Cheri Boer on 29th June 2011

"Today has been very hard.  Uncle Gerry has always been a big part of my life and a big influence on my family.  I'm going to miss our discussions and his laugh.  I love you Gerry & I will miss you greatly!!!"

This tribute was added by Kerri Tanner on 29th June 2011

"It is with great sadness that I launch this website in memory of my uncle Gerry.  As a child he was the 'horse' that let me take a ride around the house and I will never forget the love he had for me or our family. - I will miss you Gerry!"

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