John F. Stewart, 71, of Conshohocken, PA passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa on January 7, 1951, the son of the late Richard J. and Frances T. (Hillesheim) Stewart.
John has been living in Conshohocken since 1976, formerly of the Roxborough section of Philadelphia where he was born and raised.
He was a member of St. Matthew’s RC Church and a former member of SS Cosmas & Damian RC Church and St. Mary’s RC Church. John served in the US Army National Guard.
He was an Owner & Operator for Stewart’s Auto Body Works of Norristown, Pa since 1978. And he was an Emergency Certified Teacher with the MontCo Technical High School as well as a member of their O A C, Occupational Advisory Committee. He was a member of the Contender’s Motor Car Club of Roxborough.
He was the husband of Jacquelyn ( Dempsey ) Stewart.
John, known as Pops to his beloved grandchildren, filled his life with joy, laughter, and gratitude. He greeted each day as a blessing and encouraged those around him to see the best in every situation. His favorite place to be was with family and friends, engaging in great conversation, a good meal, and a room full of laughter. He was a lifelong teacher, mentor, and learner. He found purpose in sharing his knowledge with others and welcomed the chance to learn new things. With each new person he met, he saw an opportunity to learn something new. He took pride in the time that he spent teaching in the Automotive Repair Class at the Central Montco Technical High School. He found peace in feeding the birds, watching the Cape May sunsets with his wife, and working in his garage on his cars. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the comforts of spending time on the beach as well as out on the water. He honored the importance of taking time for the people he loved and the things that he enjoyed. He could be heard saying, ‘Relax. Don’t make any haste decisions and don’t get stressed over the small stuff. Sleep on it. Things always seem clearer and make more sense the next day. He saw the power of prayer and held a strong faith in God. From a young age, he felt passionate about cars and was meticulous in his collision repair work. In his many years as the Owner/Operator of Stewart’s Autobody Works, he developed strong bonds and friendships within the community. He always told his children, ‘Find something that you love and get good at it. Then it will never feel like work’. He was a devoted husband and father and a dedicated friend. He prioritized those around him and was always there to listen and offer support. John had an endearing presence that made those around him feel comfortable and valued. His family and friends could always count on John and found solace in his dependability and sincerity. He had the best sense of humor and a laugh that filled the room. In difficult times, his strength, grace, and perseverance were inspiring. He left the world a better place because of his words and actions. He was the best of everything: Best husband, Pops, and friend. His smiles and laughter will live on in the words and memories of those he held dear.
Survivors include wife Jacquelyn Stewart of Conshohocken, Pa, son John M. Stewart of Conshohocken, Pa, daughter Jennifer Stewart of Conshohocken, Pa, brother Richard Stewart of Phoenixville, Pa, also survived by his grandchildren Sage Louise Stewart, Margot Gene Stewart, Alexander Francis DeFelice, and Benjamin John DeFelice.
Friends may call on Monday, June 27, 2022, from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM at St. Matthew’s RC Church, 219 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA.
His Memorial Mass will follow at 10:30 AM at St. Matthew’s RC Church.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of a luncheon, the family will be holding a celebration of life gathering at a later date which is to be determined. If you are unable to attend the memorial service, please take a moment to say a prayer for John.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his memory to:
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Co-pay Assistance Program
To donate online: https://givenow.lls.org/
To donate by mail:
Please send your donation with the completed form to:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Donor Services | PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087
Or click here to donate to the:
Penn Medicine – Patient Services – Special Needs Fund to benefit Cancer Patients in memory of John F. Stewart
- Viewing 9:30am – 10:15amSaint Matthew Parish
219 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA
- Funeral Mass 10:30amSaint Matthew Parish
219 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA