Stuart E. Penner passed away peacefully in his sleep in Virginia Beach on April 1, 2018 at age 93. Stuart was predeceased by his parents, Theresa and William M. Penner. He is survived by his loving wife, Lucille, of 65 years. They were married in Lawrence, L.I., NY. on June 8, 1952. Other survivors include his daughters; Laurie Hasten, of Virginia Beach, VA and Beth Gould (Dan)of Charlottesville, VA; his grandchildren, Kevin Boyd (Tessa)of Palmyra, PA, Timothy Boyd (Amber)of Charlottesville, VA, Scott Boyd of Richmond, VA, Mark Hasten of Virginia Beach, VA, and Todd Hasten of Richmond, VA; great-grandchildren, Adrienne and Owen Boyd of Charlottesville, VA; Ian and Nathan Boyd of Palmyra, PA; sisters, Joyce Mitchell of Virginia Beach,VA and Pat Hamburger of Pompano Beach, FL; and nephews Lee Mitchell (Gail)of Virginia Beach, VA, Jeffrey Hyman of Methuen, MA and Eric Hyman (Beth)of Atlanta, GA.
Stuart was born in Lawrence, L.I., NY, in 1924. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1941 and received a Bachelor of Science in Textile Chemistry from Lowell Textile Institute in 1948. His time at Lowell was interrupted during WWII by serving almost 3 years, in the U.S. Army Medical Corps Enlisted Transport Detachment stationed on troop ships in the European Theater of Operations (four Bronze Stars). Following Lowell Textile Institute he received a Fellowship to the Institute of Textile Technology, in Charlottesville, VA, where he graduated in 1950 with a Master of Science degree in Textile Technology. For the next four years he devoted his time to post graduate study and Textile related research before changing direction and embarking into the Construction Industry.
From 1954 to 1964 Stuart built single family houses in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island, NY, before moving to Virginia Beach, VA. He continued building houses and town houses until 1975 when he founded CM Associates Inc (CMA), a Construction Management organization to manage residential, commercial, industrial, institutional construction and land development projects. In 1997, Stuart phased out CMA and joined the architectural firm Shriver and Holland Associates as Construction Administrator, retiring in 2009 after 55 years in the construction industry. During that time he had served for a number of years on the Board of the Tidewater Home Builders Association and was one of the founders and a charter member of the Construction Management Association of America. Stuart was an active member and former Treasurer of the Kiwanis Virginia Beach-Combers Club, 2010 -2017.
A celebration of his life will take place at 2pm on Saturday, April 14, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1801 Baltic Ave, in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Operation Smile or a charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered below.