Harry J. Steward, Sr. 90, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in his family home in Va. Beach, Va. Harry was born August 9, 1930 in Wilmington, Delaware to George E. and Elsie E. Steward.
Harry joined the U.S. Navy at the young age of 17 and served as a Radiomen until he retired in 1977. While in the Navy he served on board many Navy Ships and also attended and graduated from the Military Army Police School in Fort McClellan in 1976. After retiring from the military he joined the Civil Service Government as a police officer working at NAS Norfolk and NAB Little Creek until he retired in 1997. He then became a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Harry continued to work as a security officer with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and a bagger at the JEB Little Creek Commissary.
Harry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Charlotte D. Steward, his sister Elizabeth Steward, his 2 sons and 2 daughters: John and wife Paula Steward, Marnette and husband Michael Boyd, Leola and ex-husband Michael Doran, and Harry and wife Mary Steward Jr. His 9 grand children: John Steward Jr, Teresa Rose Steward, Crystal and husband Tony Lucas, Tiffany White, Michelle Howell, Michael and wife Jennifer Doran Jr., Sara and husband Christopher Robertson, Marissa Steward, and Joseph and wife Jackie Steward. His 12 great-grand children: Gavin Conta, Annalys White, Khalie Cornell, Dakota Howell, Madi Lucas, Ava Lucas, Liam Robertson, Lida Robertson, Kennedy Steward, Heidi Steward, Christopher Doran, and Tay’lin Steward.
He is preceded in death by his son Robert M. Steward.
At Harry’s request no services will be held at this time. He will be cremated and a gathering of his life will be held at a later date.