Norman Eugene Stuart, Sr. (82) of Daytona Beach, Florida, went to be with the Lord early Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. Norman was born January 12, 1938 in Elmira, New York to Donald Jay and Florence Marie Welch Stuart. Norm received his BA in Geography from Ohio Wesleyan University (Phi Kappa Tau, Arnold Honor Society) June of 1960 along with his commission into the USAF. He later studied Transportation Engineering at Union College, Schenectady, NY.
Norm’s devotion to God and family and his love of music and geography were evident from an early age. His many friends and cousins loved playing in his room enjoying walls covered with maps and trains running all over. He had a beautiful voice and used it to glorify God as a frequent soloist at Chapel when in the USAF. It was when he arrived at Goodfellow AFB and went to choir practice, he met the love of his life, Gwendolyn Polston, and they were married April 11, 1963. By late 1966 he knew he wanted to start his career in photogrammetry, resigned his commission and accepted a position with New York State. After retirement from NY, his career continued in Texas, North Carolina, and Florida. Over the years Norm’s community services include, little league coach, Boy Scoutmaster, member Stockport Planning Board, delivering Meals on Wheels, and more recently chairing the ARC committee of his neighborhood’s HOA board. Norm has served in many positions on church boards, as well as teaching Sunday School, choir, and organist. Norm was a past-president of the Daytona Beach Chapter of Sons of the Revolution. Most recently he has enjoyed as many of his grandchildren’s activities as possible. A true gentleman, Norm has always tried to live a life reflecting God’s love.
Norman is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Flora Carole Stewart, and daughter-in-law Jennifer Sue Holeman Stuart.
Norman is survived by his loving wife, Gwendolyn, sons, Norman E Stuart, Jr. AR, Douglas E. Stuart SC, Brian Jay Stuart (Stephanie) NC, daughter Ruth Elizabeth Willems (Benjamin) Daytona Beach, Grandchildren: Dustin, Cory (Nicole), Samantha, Charles, Kathy, Joshua, Ethan, MacKenzie Stuart, Jayden and Timothy Willems. Great-grandson Rylan Stuart.
Burial with graveside service at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, FL, at a time to be determined.
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