Shihan Eddie G Stewart
April 4, 1931-March 7, 2014
Of Marina, Ca has passed into God’s hands. Eddie was the son of James Stewart, Sr. and Laura Forman of Olive Branch, IL. He entered the Army as a young man and served tours in Korea, Germany, Italy, Viet-Nam and Ft. Ord. During his military career he earned the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge as well as other decorations. He retired from the Army in 1969 with rank of First Sergeant. He later worked for Firestone in Salinas prior to their plant closing.
Eddie’s life’s work was to operate the Bojuka Ryu Dojo, a judo training facility that helped train hundreds of boys, girls and adults over more than fifty years of careful teaching. He and Mrs. Stewart attended numerous judo tournaments taking their students with them. Mr. Stewart also operated the Bojuka Ryu Judo Tournament locally at Seaside High School in November.
Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife Tokuko Stewart and his sons Eddie Jr. and Gerald. His daughter Alsbrook Lauren died previously. In addition his sister Mary Cotton, and brother Napoleon and Ernest survive him. There are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
The family extends appreciation to Mr. Stewart’s caregivers: Carlos English, Victor Perez, Jeffrey Edwards, Kazuko Peters, Joseph Ruffin III, Reuben Anderson III, Greg Anderson, as well as Dr. Mary Roberts and additional visiting VA nursing staff and everyone at CHOMP.
Viewing will be held Friday, March 14 from 5 to 8 pm at Seaside Funeral Home at Mission Memorial Park, 1915 Ord Grove Ave, Seaside. A funeral will be at the same facility on Saturday, March 15 at 11am followed by Burial.
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