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Walter Stewart

Walter Stewart, 81, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died on 18 May 2024.

The Memorial Service was held at IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 at 1:00 PM .

Rabbi Harold Loss officiated.

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The family of Walter Stewart will be gathering through the evening of Wednesday, May 22 at the residence of James and Einav Stewart, 4048 Fox Lake Drive, Bloomfield Hills MI 48302.

Family and friends will be gathering on Tuesday immediately following the service until 5:00 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Religious services will be held at 7:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

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Walter P. Stewart, 81, was raised in Detroit and resided in Bloomfield Hills. He died on May 18, 2024. Walter lived an amazing, exuberant, and fully authentic life. He was a graduate of Mumford High School, Wayne State University, and the Detroit College of Law. He practiced general law and was the legal counsel and marketing director for Advance Steel Company.

Walter will be missed for his kindness, loving nature, thoughtfulness, charitable contributions, and overall generosity. He had a quick wit and a great sense of humor, and could entertain with engaging jokes and stories. His memory was exceptional. One of Walter's biggest strengths was his unique way of making, nurturing, and sustaining mutually respectful friendships with people from all walks of life. He was a caring individual with a magnetic personality that made everyone feel they mattered and want to spend time with him. He was a great listener: warm, compassionate, and empathic. Walter was a lot of fun, and he generated fun for those who knew him.

Basketball was one of Walter's biggest passions, as both a player and a spectator. He loved music, going to concerts, playing the piano and ukulele, and composing songs. He also wrote poetry. Walter was excellent at sharing information, often turning people onto new ideas of things he had discovered, especially recommending books to read, shows to see, and movies to watch. Food was also a passion, particularly Jewish delis, hot dogs, and sweets. He was always thinking of others and demonstrated it in many ways, such as sending cards and gifts and keeping communication current. He had great times in his younger years at camps Tanuga and Tamakwa, the experiences of which he often reflected on during his lifetime. Eighteen, Walter's favorite number, means "life" in Hebrew, and he definitely lived a good life. His motto was “Enjoy! Enjoy!”

Family was Walter's most important priority. He was attentive and caring to his parents, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He remembered everyone's birthdays, attended all of their special occasions, and showed up for them constantly. Walter made this world a better place.

Walter is survived by his beloved and devoted family. His sons; Scott Stewart and James (Einav) Stewart. His sisters; Karen Amber (Allen) and Lori Bucciero. Grandchildren include Alexa Stewart, Marissa Stewart, and Levi Stewart. He will be missed by his former wife, Gail Stewart. Walter is also survived by many close nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Walter and his family extend their deep appreciation to his caregiver and friend, Marilyn Hill. Walter was predeceased by his parents; Joe and Dorothy Stewart, and brother; Robert Stewart.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Walter Stewart may do so by making a contribution to:

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