Joyce Stewart, a 50-year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2003 in a local hospital. She was born in Oil City, PA on September 23, 1926. Mrs. Stewart was the mother of five children and is survived by her husband of 50 years, Patrick; son, Grant (Mary) Stewart of Cincinnati, OH; daughters, Kim Fitzgerald of Rancho Palos Verdes, Jill Jeanine Stewart of Sacramento and Karen (Marshall) Winn of Murrieta. She is also survived by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her youngest son, Scott, 45, who died July 20. Family crypt-side services for Mrs. Stewart were held at the Park View Terrace Mausoleum at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes on August 19. Joyce's loves and passions in life were her husband, family, walking with friends, world-wide traveling with her husband and family events. Additionally, she was an avid swimmer, tennis player and sports fan. She met her husband, Patrick, in Dallas, Texas, and they moved to Redondo Beach in 1953. She was a great sounding board for her husband, Patrick, giving feedback during many discussions regarding the family business, Stewart Filmscreen Corporation. She was an avid homemaker who loved Christmas time and birthdays and loved to dance with her husband. Joyce also loved feeding her pet desert tortoise ''Pokey'' during warm days when he came out to warm up in the sun. Joyce graduated with her bachelor's degree in business from Carnegie Tech in Pittsburg, PA, with additional studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and at the Sorbonne, Paris, France. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She had excellent penmanship and an intense interest in how all of her friends were getting along. She was a memorable, beautiful, statuesque woman who was often admired for her silver-white coiffure, as well as her abilities for engaging others in conversation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Salvation Army, the Alzheimer's Association or other preferred charity.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Dear Stewart Family, I am so sorry about the passing of your mother/wife. I know you all have been going through so much already. But now she will be in heaven taking care of Scott. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I will be thinking of you all, and am glad I was able to see you all recently ( not under the happiest circumstances, though). Please take care, Love, Penny

  2. Pat and Family, My deepest regrets over the loss of Joyce. She, like Scott, were among the nicest people that I had ever met. I will remember the playful scolding I got from Joyce for forgetting to say “hello” to my Mom one time. What a beautiful lady! I will miss her, I will miss Scott. I am here for you Pat if there is anything I can do for you. Love You Pat!!!! Danny

  3. Dear Endora, I miss you so very much and think about you every day. You know you always were my very favorite Stewart -gracious, lovely, and kind. I\’ve never met anyone that compares to you. Well, maybe one…I am so very sorry about Scotty…You are both in my prayers, though, I know you won\’t need them. L, K. xxxoooxxx p.s. never could draw the Blockhead like you could.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook