In Memoriam


Remembering Robert Stewart (A09)

December 5, 2013 

Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Robert Stewart (1977-2013) found his home at St. John’s, where he explored his many interests and met others who shared and appreciated those interests. “His dream job was to be a tutor at St. John’s,” says his mother Brenda Stewart. The community gathered for a memorial held on March 15, 2014 in the Great Hall. “The room was full of laughter and joy, as we all remembered the sting of his wit, the depths of his wisdom, and the warm, all-encompassing feeling of his friendship,” says Elizabeth Burlington (A08). The following are remembrances from friends:

“I will always be indebted to Rob for his help to Katie and I as we were getting started on our lives after St. John's. He was a good friend and I'm glad we always made a point to visit with him every time we came to Annapolis. I took for granted that he would always be there and will miss our conversations about films and comics. He had excellent taste and was always willing to turn me on to a good story he found. Thank you, Rob.” ---Christopher Dane Menges (AGI09)

“The world has one less good man in it. You will be sorely missed but happily remembered as a good friend. I wish you were still here. Annapolis won't be the same without you.” —Katie Menges 

“Rest in peace, Robert Stewart; you were always kind and honest, and managed to make all around you better. You will be missed, even by us poor schlubs that only knew you in passing. Cheers to the life of an excellent classmate and person: It ended far too soon.” —Chris Thorn (A09)

“We were supposed to go on adventures and grow old together in neighboring huts on a far flung island nation with no extradition treaty. I love you and miss you. I will never forget you as long as I live.” —Elle McDowell