John F. Stewart, III
October 19, 1956 - February 5, 2019
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STEWART, John F., III- of Massapequa on Tuesday February 5, 2019, at the age of 62. Loving husband and father of six. John was born on October 19, 1956 in Queens, NY to John and Mary Stewart of Levittown. He graduated from Chaminade High School in 1974 and then proudly attended the United States Military Academy…

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Rev. Drew Willard left a message on April 7, 2019:
So sad to learn this. I was an upperclassman in John's West Point unit, Company H-1. He was a good cadet and a great boxer. Years later I happened to meet him crossing the street while I was driving in NYC. He was out of the service working in finance. He was just the same as I remembered him - a good guy with a big heart.
Cecilia Brewer left a message on February 9, 2019:
God rest your soul. You will be missed
Carol Ann Ronbeck left a message on February 9, 2019:
So very sorry for the loss of John. He was a wonderful man. Keeping your family in my prayers.
Joe Braue left a message on February 9, 2019:
Liz and family, I'm sure there are no words that can adequately comfort you at this time of your shock and grief. I can only share my deepest admiration for John, the life he led and his tremendous impact on your family, his workplace colleagues, the thousands he touched in his charitable pursuits, as well as his friends. He lived life at 100 mph, dedicated not to his own enrichment, but to helping out others. He led three lives in the time most of us hardly live one. It was wonderful to see you and John's mom, dad and family after all these years. It is amazing to read in these condolences about how John was a mentor and career advisor to colleagues and family and friends over the years and I'd love to be able to help the extended Stewart clan in a similar way should the need arise. God bless you and the family.
Steven DiTomasso left a message on February 9, 2019:
Liz & family, my hearts hurts for you, my condolences to all, I'm lucky I had the chance to meet such an Honorable man, I'm at at loss for words, I'm shocked & saddened as we all are.. I can only Pray for all , in God's hands he will sing with the angels, cause as we all know he was truly an Angel.. Love & Peace ta all..
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mauricio Carpio left a message on February 9, 2019:
My deepest condolences to John’s family. I have the great privilege to worked for John, and while our interactions were brief, I clearly remember he lighted up the room with his presence and humor. John consistently displayed his dedication to his team. His support, motivation and appreciation for our work and clients were remarkable. John will be dearly missed. My condolences to the Steward Family for their loss.
EDWIN Cintron left a message on February 9, 2019:
My deepest condolences to the entire Stewart Family. I had the pleasure of working with John at Citi. He was a great leader who inspired and motivated all. He treated everyone with respect and always had that great smile to back it up. He will truly be missed. Prayers to the Stewart Family. R.I.P John!
Xiomara Hernandez left a message on February 9, 2019:
My prayers are with the family. God bless all of you an old colleague from Citibank who knew him. Always a great pal with a smile on his face.
Maggy Porporino-Wade left a message on February 8, 2019:
To the Stewart Family, Please accept my sincere condolences. I worked for John during his time in Montreal. John will be fondly remembered for his leadership, kindness and amazing sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Diane Joye left a message on February 8, 2019:
John was a true gentleman and great mentor. He always acknowledged everyone with the warmth and respect that made you feel special. He touched so many people and will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace my brother, my life has been enriched by knowing you.
Deb Harrington left a message on February 8, 2019:
So many wonderful memories. Not the least of which was John’s stanch commitment to his Catholic faith and his Irish heritage. He never missed a Holy Day of Obligation (by the old calendar, not the more convenient weekend exemptions). He wore his ashes with pride, abstained and fasted to the letter of the law. His Irish loved to have fun and the devilish twinkle could never pass up an opportunity to poke. St. Patrick's Day was serious partying. He studied people and in spite of what life threw at him he never complained and always was there to help anyone (with the exception of whiners or egomaniacs). He always reminded us that family came first. He loved finding the right papyrus card and the right piece of jewelry for his life’s partner and best friend, Liz. We all felt so connected to John’s children and grandchildren because they were always on his lips. We all learned from him about banking but more importantly how to live the greatest commandments 1. To Love God above all things and 2. To Love our neighbor as ourselves.This loss is so unexpected. So very hard to comprehend.I pray that St. Peter offered immediate comfort by holding his hand and reminding him that he did a great job and will soon be reunited with all who he loves so much. I pray that God's eternal grace has filled him with exhilaration and not allowed for a moment of regret. I pray that Our Blessed Mother has kissed his head and welcomed him home. God Hold you in the Palm of His Hands
Steven E. Glass left a message on February 8, 2019:
To have worked for John Stewart once at Citibank was an inspiration. To have worked for John a second time at Flushing Bank was truly a blessing. I look to the sky this week and know that the brilliant light is the brightest CitiStar that ever shined on Earth. I cherish the time we had together and take comfort knowing that there is a new angel in Heaven in the special yellow blazer or cool suspenders and he already knows everyone's name and is making them smile. John, be at peace, for we are committed to carrying on your legacy with the people we lead and the clients we serve.
Donna Pappas Marshall left a message on February 8, 2019:
For Liz and Family, learning of John's unexpected passing is so painful. What a fine man he was, "fine" in the old-fashioned sense of the word: honorable, family focused and possessing a joyful heart in all he did. We are Citibanker friends, and admired him so. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers for you in your sorrow. Bob and Donna Pappas Marshall
Ed and Marcy Patterson left a message on February 8, 2019:
Liz, famliy and the extended Stewart family. Marcy and send our love and sympathy to all of you. John is one of my oldest friends. I remember our grammer school day together. I remember high school days sitting in the Stewart house before heading out for the evening. It was always a busy place with so many children. Even though John choose West Point and I Annapolis we remained brothers in arms serving this nation. I remember him and his family visiting our Army/ Navy parties in Philadelphia. They were always welcome. I even remember secretly being happy when Army finally won during his senior year. He needed that. John is a great friend and I will miss him dearly. A soldier has been called him. Semper Fi my brother, be at peace.
Joanne and John Murphy left a message on February 8, 2019:
Liz, We're heartbroken at the sad news of John's passing. It's just not fair.Our time with you and John was limited but even now I can remember how his visage would soften, his smile would broaden and his wiry soldier's body would relax in contentment whenever he spoke of you or was in your presence. We feel lucky to have known John, and we pray for you and your family to find some peace.
John Clark left a message on February 8, 2019:
To John’s family and friends: my deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers that you hold each other together in this difficult time. John was a classmate not because we attended the same school, but because he had class that I tried to emulate. Over the years, he made chance meetings feel like reunions, as he called me friend. I know he’s in a better place, so I hope someday I’m lucky enough for one more chance encounter. Ave et vale, John Stewart!
Maria Davila-Peguero left a message on February 8, 2019:
My deepest and sincere condolences to the Stewart family. I join the many friends and colleagues to pay my sincere respects for the passing of our beloved friend and true leader John. I find myself so blessed for having the opportunity to work and serve others next to this great giant. Yes- a giant of life, filled with care for others, charged with determination when needed and always knowing when words of encouragement and comfort will help to heal someone's heart. We always knew that he was willing to listen, and to share some words of wisdom. For he was always delivering on his mission of servant leadership. His dedication and support to help those that were less fortunate was never a question in anyone's mind nor the what or the when or even the if. From the 9/11 assistance to families to the wonderful walks across the Brooklyn Bridge carrying those red balloons lighting the night for hope for a cure in support of the Leukemia Foundation he was there to lead the way for help. John, you will be greatly missed , but be at ease for your legacy will continue and the walks accross the Bridge will go on in your memory as we work to carry on your mission of love and care for humanity. Rest in peace our good friend. You will always live in our hearts and memories. Until we meet again in Eternity!
Audrey /Hank Spengenberg left a message on February 7, 2019:
My deepest condolences to the family. Wishing the Stewart family peace, comfort, and courage to face the days ahead. May the memories of John be forever held in our hearts.
Becky Smith left a message on February 7, 2019:
BrendanWe are so sorry about the loss of your dad!Prayers and blessings to you and your family. Love David and Becky Smith
Eng Lian left a message on February 7, 2019:
John was a great leader and lot of fun to work for. I remember him attending the NY Dragon Boat Festival in 2007 where his son was riding on his shoulder at the event. John was so happy and down to earth as a great leader. He definitely will be missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Carmela Ciccia & Tim Whittaker left a message on February 7, 2019:
Dear Liz and the entire Stewart Family, from my husband Tim and I please accept our deepest sympathies. John was my boss at Citibank Diners Club Canada in Montreal 20 years ago. He deeply marked everyone's heart, career and life in the office. We still speak of him so fondly to this day. He was a gentleman and the best mentor - friend anyone could ask for. Heaven is now an even more perfect place with John's presence. Rest in peace John.
James Hanrahan left a message on February 7, 2019:
Dear Mary and Jack, Hannah and I were saddened by the news about your eldest son's death. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Yvon Dallaire left a message on February 7, 2019:
Dear Liz and family. My sincere condolences. I had the honor of working with John in Montreal at Citi , Diners Club as well as being his successor. John's personal and professional values were exceptional. He was loved and respected by the entire team and personally made me a better manager and person. I will miss him.
Mort Shea (USMA '78 and Staten Islander) left a message on February 7, 2019:
Be thou at peace, Classmate. May God hold you and your family in the hollow of his hand.
Daniel Hoeg left a message on February 7, 2019:
My condolences to John's family. He was a good friend and will surely be missed tremendously.
Bob & Marlene Lindquist left a message on February 7, 2019:
Liz, We are deeply sadden. John was a great human. Family, friendships, and faith were his bedrock. He will always be with you, your family, and friends. We hope you will draw on his strength. May he Rest in Peace.
Ivelesse Nieves left a message on February 7, 2019:
My condolences to you and your family. I had the privilege of working with John at Citibank. He was the most amazing and caring person that I've known.
Anthony Bernardo left a message on February 7, 2019:
The Bernardo Family is in complete sorrow, we have lost a true gentleman, Tremendous father and true leader. I've had the fortune of Meeting John Sr while coaching little Johnny (Johnny Glove) in hockey a couple years Back.We grew as friends and also had a business relationship supporting his office equipment in Flushing. last month I was proud to inform him that my son was being looked at by West point not knowing John attended. His exact reply in quotes is as follows "Anthony,Great to hear from you. Thrilled to hear that my alma mater is looking at Anthony. When the time comes, I am available to write a strong letter of recommendation for him. I have helped several young me get into the Academy. I was just up there for Army football’s victory over Air Force. All is well here. John is enjoying his time with the Lions and the Chaminade team. Wishing your family all the best for the holidays"JohnHe could have said congrats and left it at that. However, Johns first response is to offer his unconditional support for my son. With tears in my eyes as I write this , we will be forever grateful to have met such a true gentlemen. He will be truly missed by many.
Michelle Solon - Citibank left a message on February 7, 2019:
My deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man. He will be forever in your hearts and the hearts of many
Deborah A. Titone left a message on February 7, 2019:
May he rest in peace and love forever in your hearts.
Angela Celestin left a message on February 7, 2019:
Only the fondest memories of traveling with John through New York subways to be with employees at Citi. What a leader, what an inspiration, what a friend...I know you showing your cool dance moves in heaven. You will truly be missed. My condolences to your entire family. With love. Angela
Jennifer Marchione left a message on February 7, 2019:
The Stewart Family has been the best of friends to me as well as neighbors. John was a gentleman to all who knew him and a loving father and husband. He thought of others, always , before himself. In the 20 years we have been in relationship, I often remarked to his wife, “that he does everything right”. The memory that will stick out most for me will be... my car broke down. And John so graciously parked his Jaguar in my driveway and handed me the keys. He had no reservations when you needed him, he just automatically jumped in with both feet. John you were well loved and will be missed. I know Jesus has you. Xo
Jeanie Donovan left a message on February 7, 2019:
John exemplified the Leadership Axiom: people don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care! John CARED, and his actions came from that level of genuine care. A privilege to have known and worked with him. My deepest condolences to his family.......Heaven welcomes and ANGEL home.
Karen Abrams Morena left a message on February 7, 2019:
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with John's family. I grew up down the street from the Stewart family and have wonderful memories.
Gary Wilson left a message on February 7, 2019:
Prayers to the family. Remember John clearly from cadet days and always appreciated his company even then as a young man. God Bless!
John Vanderbleek left a message on February 7, 2019:
Prayers going out to the family and friends...thank you John for your service to your God, your family, business, and community...be thou at peace.
Susan Cullen left a message on February 7, 2019:
Liz and Family - I am so sorry for your loss. As one of the newer members of the Flushing Family, John accepted me with warmth, grace, and his God given awesome sense of humor. You have my deepest sympathies,
Georgia Mouzakis left a message on February 7, 2019:
Deepest condolences to Liz and family for your tremendous loss.
Deb Henderson left a message on February 7, 2019:
John was an incredibly special person. I worked with him at Citibank and was honored to know him! He had the most kind and caring spirit and the greatest sense of humor. I don't know anyone who didn't love and respect John! My sincere condolences to the family..your memories will keep him close.
Anthony Genova left a message on February 6, 2019:
John you will missed by many , you helped so many people achieve their respected God given talent by such honor and class it simply cannot be measured. I learned so much from you while at Citibank as an employee and as a friend. You always stopped to say hello and took the time with me and so many others. " A heart is not judged by how much it loves but how much it is loved by others" and you were loved by thousands of people. God Bless you and you will always be in my prayers. Anthony Genova
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Bill Forrester left a message on February 6, 2019:
Big John. Be Thou at Peace.
Anna DeRosa left a message on February 6, 2019:
My deepest sympathy to the Stewart family, John was a kind and wonderful man and will be remembered for that always. He will be sorely missed...
Moira Connolly left a message on February 6, 2019:
I am devastated for the entire Stewart family. Wishing you all much comfort in your time of sorrow. Heaven now has a beautiful angel looking over each of you. R.I.P. John.
Amy Miller left a message on February 6, 2019:
My deepest condolences to the family. I am so sorry for this great loss. John made the world a better place, he always thought of others. I will always remember his warmth, intelligence, amazing quick wit.
Marie Marcello left a message on February 6, 2019:
I will never forget your kindness To the best boss I ever had Thank you so much
Anthony Genova & Family left a message on February 6, 2019:
My condolences to the Stewart family on your loss.
Dennis Scott left a message on February 6, 2019:
Anytime a member of The Long Gray Line passes, thousands of hearts swell with sympathy. Such is the case with John. Know, all, that John represented himself proudly - and that he graciously embraced all who met him. To John: “Well done. Be at peace.” Our kindness thoughts are with those dear to him. D. Scott, USMA 1973
Deborah Jefferson left a message on February 6, 2019:
My sincere sympathy to the entire Stewart family. I worked for John for much of my career as a branch manager. He was one of a kind. He led with knowledge, compassion, and humor, and brought out the best in everyone who knew him. He will be missed, always remembered with fondness and respect.
Kathy & Michael Toburen left a message on February 6, 2019:
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. This is such a terrible loss and John will be dearly missed. Sending many prayers for healing and strength in the difficult days ahead.
Steve Gorlick left a message on February 6, 2019:
Our condolences go out to the Stewart family. After working with John for many years at Citibank, I know all will miss his sense of humor and kind manner. His legacy goes on through his family and all who worked with over the years. He will be missed.
Rob Milrod left a message on February 6, 2019:
John encouraged me to move from Finance, where I supported him, into Sales where I reported directly to him, which gave me unique experience and a chance to work even more closely with him. John led with clear direction, utter fairness, did the right thing and put the employees first. I still quote him (whether he was quoting others or not), for example, judge others by how they treat others, not how they treat you. Fond memories and loads of laughs - John convinced the company to give him command of the corporate jet for the roll-out of the new comp plans; John wore a hula skirt at CitiStars Hawaii and asked Maura onstage in front of one thousand people, if the skirt made him look fat! We kept the retail team alive with quarterly dinners after he left Citi, all the way through July of 2018. I regret intensely that I neglected to set up what could have been our last quarterly retail team dinner for October 2018 - but so glad we kept in touch as regularly as we did. Larger than life for sure John - I will think of you often.
Gary L. Stenzel left a message on February 6, 2019:
John was in my Beast Barracks squad at West Point in the summer of 1974. I remember him as being a very thoughtful, low-key, sensitive and team-oriented classmate. He always put others before himself. It’s obvious those traits contributed to his success in the military and the many positions he held as a civilian, family man and philanthropist. I am proud to have known him, even for that brief period of time. God Bless John and his family.
Stephanie McGuire left a message on February 6, 2019:
My deepest sympathy to Elizabeth and family.I worked with your husband John at Citibank.He was a wonderful and gentle man. He will be truly missed.
Marie Marcello left a message on February 6, 2019:
I will never forget you and how kind you were to meThe best boss I ever had in my entire careerThank you so much
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