September 23, 1926 ~ August 15, 2003
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.
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