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Alan L. Stewart

Alan L. Stewart, 58, of Fredonia, NY, died Aug. 25 after a brief illness. He came to terms with the fact that his illness was terminal by focusing on simple pleasures and savoring every moment he could spend on his property he called his sanctuary. Despite the pain and suffering, he expressed his gratitude and appreciation for his family and friends, and he was content with a life well lived.

Born in Sayre, Pennsylvania on October 11, 1963, he grew up in Candor, NY, the son of Fenton and Betty Jo Stewart. He loved growing up in a small community and had endless stories of mischief and mayhem.

He moved to Fredonia in 1983 to attend SUNY Fredonia where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a concentration in Film Writing and Directing. Two of his passions were movies (mostly monsters and zombies) and reading. He devoured books, print and audio, and nothing made him happier than a well-told story.

Shortly after moving to Fredonia, he met the girl of his dreams and he married her on September 3, 1988. He and his wife, Kimberly (Nolan) Stewart lived in Elmira, NY during the early years of their marriage, where Alan worked at Channel 18, producing TV adverts and local promotions. After returning to Chautauqua County, Alan spent several years as a senior designer with New Era Cap and then Manzella Products. After that, he and Kimberly started their own business, The Heartstone Company, where he worked diligently and creatively until days before his death.

Alan’s passion for learning and his creativity shone through until the very end. He recently expressed regret that he didn’t have enough time to learn new design software that was being released. He loved technology, art and music. Above all, he loved his daughter, Morgan Rae Stewart, who was the pride and joy of his existence, his wife, Kimberly, and their four weird dogs (even the little one he claimed he didn’t love).

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; his daughter, Morgana; his sister, Victoria (Rick) Parker and his nephews Devon and Ethan Parker.

He is predeceased by his parents, Fenton and Betty Jo Stewart; and a sister, Pamela Stewart.

He will be deeply missed by his extended family and friends and will forever be remembered for his compassionate heart and giant sense of humor.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Saturday, September 10 at the Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St., Fredonia, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Online condolences can be made at larsontimko funeralhome.com.

Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.

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