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!

**Please forward this website to family and friends - use the "invite now" on left side or direct others to the website**


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.

Posted by Ronald Stewart on April 24, 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.
Posted by Scott Bohlman on April 24, 2012
Happy Birthday Brother
Posted by Erik Emblem on April 24, 2012
Gerry is missed by his colleagues at the Sheet Metal Workers Western States Council. We miss his sense of humor and warm friendship.
Posted by Damon Fermaint on April 24, 2012
Happy birthday Dude!!
We miss you..........
Posted by Kerri Tanner on April 24, 2012
Today marks the 51st Birthday of Gerald Stewart. Gerry - we love you, we miss you, ... Happy Birthday Uncle Gerry!
Posted by robbin wakimoto on April 24, 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!
Posted by Michael Gordon on April 24, 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!!!
Posted by Scott Bohlman on July 10, 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.
Posted by Jim Cahill on July 7, 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
Posted by Sid Hudson on July 7, 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.
Posted by Bruce Moore on July 6, 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.
Posted by Trent Goodwin on July 6, 2011
Gerry was a great leader, sheetmetal worker, and most of all a great person. I will always remember him .
Posted by Brian Goodrich on July 5, 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.
Posted by Steven Maher on July 5, 2011
Gerry you will be missed and not forgotten, You were a great Business Manager. Rest in peace Gerry.
Posted by James White on July 5, 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.
Posted by Michael Choate on July 5, 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.
Posted by Frank Ward on July 5, 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.
Posted by Linda Lloyd on July 4, 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.
Posted by ned mo on July 3, 2011
I would like to share a song with all visitors, enjoy. Ned
Posted by ned mo on July 3, 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).
Posted by Virginia McMillan on July 3, 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.
Posted by Michael Gordon on July 2, 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
Posted by Edward Shephard on July 2, 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.
Posted by Damon Fermaint on July 1, 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 ......
Posted by Albert Blanco on July 1, 2011
As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Gerry Stewart. I will never forget you union brother!!!!
Posted by Randy Young on July 1, 2011
Gerry was in fact a true leader and will be missed. Gerry was always ready to lend a hand, we will miss you.
Posted by michael mcconnell on June 30, 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
Posted by karen dobbe on June 30, 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
Posted by Julie Beckius on June 30, 2011
Sorry for your family's loss today!- Julie
Posted by Mike Wilke on June 30, 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
Posted by kelvon nuels on June 30, 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
Posted by Mary Stever on June 30, 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
Posted by robbin wakimoto on June 30, 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
Posted by Steve Watson on June 30, 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
Posted by Jeff Pearson on June 30, 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
Posted by dan chacon on June 30, 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
Posted by chuck bingham on June 30, 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.
Posted by Sylvia Keppy-Dow on June 30, 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.
Posted by Stanley Lubin on June 30, 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.
Posted by Marvin Grebb on June 30, 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
Posted by Cheri Boer on June 29, 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!!!
Posted by Pat Montroy on June 29, 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!
Posted by John Sirak on June 29, 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.
Posted by Dana Marie Kennedy on June 29, 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
Posted by Janet Palomo on June 29, 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...
Posted by Hank Streich on June 29, 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.
Posted by Tom McDermott on June 29, 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!
Posted by Doug Stewart on June 29, 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
Posted by Ernie Marshall on June 29, 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
Posted by Kerri Tanner on June 29, 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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Happy 60th birthday GERRY love you so much and miss you . Often I think of you,

Gerry "Western States Council" Conscience

Shared by Erik Emblem on July 8, 2011

Gerry was the Conscience of the WSC, he was an advocate for the "smaller" local unions, constantly advocating for the 359 members and their families.   We will miss his wit and sense of humor in our meetings.  

"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget."

The CHAMPION in our lives.

Shared by Sid Hudson on July 7, 2011


Today we burrried a fellow colleague, mentor, friend, and beloved family member.
In my ten years of experience with Gerry, I learned lessons in professionalism as a UNION Sheet Metal Craftsman, union politics, and compassion for my fellow members of the working class.
I can not explain in words the weight I feel in my heart for our fallen brother but I do find comfort that the legacy he has left behind will act as a beam of light for our future. I believe this help us all heal in our loss.
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.
Gerry has afforded me many opportunities as a professional but often reminded me of the importance of self realization and humility. I thank you brother for all those life lessons.
If GOD willing, I hope to meet Gerry in the next life, where I am sure he will greet me with a friendly smile, a firm handshake, and the words, "Hey brother! Nice to see ya! Come on in!"......Gerry, You will be missed.