Robert "Bob" Stewart passed away peacefully at his home January 30, 2014. He was born to Iral and Mildred Stewart in Portland, Ore. May 31, 1922. When Bob was 16 the family moved to Berkeley, Calif. where he graduated high school in 1940. He then started college at UC Berkely. Bob was called to service in WWII. While on leave in Detroit, Mich. he met and eventually married Emily Charney in 1946. They then moved to Orinda, Calif. and built their first house as newlyweds.
Bob graduated from UC Berkeley in 1948 with a business degree. Two sons were born in California, then the family moved to Medford, Ore. where their third child, a daughter, was born. Bob took over his father's women's shoe business known then as Johnson and Stewart Shoes on the corner of Central and Main in Medford. Several years later Bob started a childrens shoe store "Stewart's Jr. Boot Shop." Bob and
Emily built a house outside Medford where the children were raised. He retired from the shoe business in 1987. After that he worked as a real estate broker. In retirement Bob and
Emily built their "dream home" in the Applegate Valley where they lived for many years. After Emily's passing, Bob built yet again another house in Medford.
Bob will be known as a generous, kind man and very hard-working. He also had a great sense of humor and a vibrant interest in whatever topic of conversation that happened to come up. He was very knowledgeable and seemed to know the answer to everything. He also loved to watch and avidly followed the San Francisco 49ers.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Emily Stewart. He has three children, Glenn Stewart of Livermore, Calif., Cabe Silverhame of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Cindy
Kaiser of Medford, Ore.; four granddaughters, Jacyn Stewart of Nashville, Tenn., Sonya Stewart of San Rafael, Calif., Stephanie Cooke of Portland, Ore., Shannon Kaiser of Pacifica, Calif.; and one great-grandson, Lucas Cooke of Portland, Ore.
In keeping with Bob's wishes there will be no service. His ashes are interred at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.