Clarence Burton Stewart Jr., 61, of Lewes, died Thursday March 21, 2013 at Beebe Medical Center surrounded by his brother Tony and sister-in-law Cynthia Stewart after a brief illness.
"Yank," as he was fondly called by his family and friends, was born Oct 11, 1951, in Lewes to the late Clarence B. Sr., and Pauline Turpin Stewart. Yank was raised in Lewes and attended and graduated from Lewes High School in the class of 1969 where he excelled in academics, basketball and track. Yank went on to further his education at Bridgewater College where he earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. Yank worked as a manager of 7-11 stores in Wilmington. Later he became employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a case worker for Lower Marion Township. He worked that job for 28 years before retiring in June of 2006. He moved back home to be of and give support to his mother Pauline, who was dealing with her own health issues; she predeceased him in August, 2011. Yank in his earlier years attended St. George AME Church, belonging to the Temple Singers Choir, YPD, and Sunday school.
Yank leaves to cherish his memories one brother, Tony and and his wife Cynthia Stewart of Seaford; one aunt, Hilda Wilson of Denton, Md.; two nieces, Toni Sheri and Theo McKinnon of Arlington, Va.; niece and godchild, Danielle N. Stewart of Seaford; one nephew, Greg and and his wife Angelica Cook, and their three children, Aja, Alexis, and Greg Jr. of Preston, Md.; and a host of cousins and friends.
A Service will be held at noon, Saturday March 30, at St. George AME Church 317 Park Ave. Lewes. Family and friends may call at the church two hours before the service. Arrangements by Miller Funeral and Cremation Services.