Born in Scotland on June 14, 1943, Mr. Stewart immigrated to Hammond, N.Y., with his family at the age of seven. He graduated from Canton ATI (now SUNY Canton College) in 1962 and was actively involved with the Boy Scouts and the local 4-H Club while growing up in New York. Mr. Stewart also was active in high school sports and in his senior year was named to All Star Teams in both varsity basketball and baseball.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Cordts Stewart and his three children, Sandra Stewart of Venice, Calif., Philip Stewart of Venice, and Geordie Stewart of Carrolton, Ga.
Mr. Stewart was an associate of Okada America. His son, Geordie, is currently the district sales representative of Southeastern United States of Okada America.
According to Okada Vice President of Sales Tony Neikirk, “Keith represented Okada America for 12 years and was consistently a sales leader in each of those years. We are a close group at Okada America and losing Keith is just like losing a family member. He was a true professional and he will be missed.”
Donations can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, Md. 20814, www.cff.org.