Mourning the death of William A. Stewart, ex-Chief of the Mt. Kisco Independent Fire Company

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Senate Resolution No. 1213


MOURNING the death of William A. Stewart, ex-Chief
of the Mt. Kisco Independent Fire Company,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of his

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and

WHEREAS, William A. Stewart of Mt. Kisco, New York, died on
Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the age of 86; and

WHEREAS, Affectionately known as Chummy, William A. Stewart was born
on December 27,1932, in Mt. Kisco to Margaret (Hughes) and Robert
Stewart; and

WHEREAS, A graduate of Mt. Kisco High School, Paul Smith's College
and Denver University, William A. Stewart proudly served his country as
a member of the United States Army during the Korean War before being
honorably discharged; and

WHEREAS, William A. Stewart distinguished himself in his profession
and by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of his community; he retired as President of Thomas Fox and Son
Caterers and served as a 67-year member of the Mt. Kisco Independent
Fire Company, one year as Chief from 1992-1993; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, William A. Stewart was a 68-year member of the
Mt. Kisco Fire Department Ancient Fife and Drum Corps; he was also
named Mt. Kisco Citizen of the Year in 1993; and

WHEREAS, An usher and lifelong parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi
Church, William A. Stewart's commitment to excellence, and his spirit of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including
charitable and civic endeavors; he was a member of Mt. Kisco Rotary Club
and was a three-time Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of the Mt. Kisco
Historical Society, Memorial Day Parade Committee, Company of Fifers and
Drummers, and the Westchester County Association of Fire Chiefs; and

WHEREAS, Predeceased by his sister, Jane, and brother, Robert,
William A. Stewart is survived by his wife, Joan Fox Stewart; his five
children, William Jr. (Linda), Margaret Brittingham (Gerry), James
(Higgins), John (Duskie) and Ellen Rigano (Chip); and nine
grandchildren; as well as his sister-in-law, Pat Reilly; and several
loving nieces and nephews; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, William A. Stewart leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of William A. Stewart, ex-Chief of the Mt. Kisco
Independent Fire Company, distinguished citizen and devoted member of
his community; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of William A. Stewart.


  • 22 / Apr / 2019
  • 30 / Apr / 2019
  • 30 / Apr / 2019

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