Rev. Donald McCormack Stewart was born on June 20, 1930, in Boston, MA. He is the 7th eldest of 10 children born to the late Sarah Peterson Stewart and Charles Henry Stewart.
He married Leola Wilson in August 1953. Donald and Leola lived in Albany, NY for four years and later moved to Holliston, MA. in 1964, where he resided until his departure. They raised four children, Pamela Marie, Donald Mark, Stephen Michael and Paul Matthew. He spent cherished times with the family fishing, tailgating, grilling and vacationing on the beautiful island of Martha*s Vineyard, MA.
He received his elementary and high school education from the Boston Public School system and also attended the Newman College Preparatory School. Donald went on to attend the New England School of Theology in Lennox, MA.
Donald served in the Army Reserves' 272nd Division, which was activated during the Korean conflict and dutifully served in Germany. He received an honorable discharge.
After returning from New York, Donald was a butcher manager at Blair's food market. He also worked at Colonial Meatpacking and managed a store in Dorchester, MA. He moved on to work at the MBTA as a Train Starter and ended his career as a manager at Turning Point Homeless Shelter where he retired after a 12-year tenure.
Those who encountered Donald knew that he believed the Word of God and loved to share the good news to all whom he came in contact with. Donald received Missionary Credentials from the Presbytery Board of Missionaries of The United Holy Church of America (UHCA) in 1959. In 1971 he received his Certificate of Ordination from the Board of Presbytery of The UHCA; He also received a Certificate of Affiliation with The United Holy Church of The World, Inc. in 1979. Rev. Stewart served as pastor of the Berean Holiness Church, UHCA in Framingham, MA. for more than 15 years.
On March 27, 2017, at the age of 86, Donald breathed his last breath after medical complications. He is survived by one daughter, Pamela, three sons, Donald Mark, Stephen and Paul; six grandchildren, Marlyn Barros, Heather Harvey, Donald Harvey, Aleeya Stewart, Sierra Stewart, and Savannah Stewart; Six great-grandchildren, Marlyn Barros, Nakia Walton, Maxwell Griffin, Michaela Harvey, Jemma Harvey, and Francesca Harvey; he was preceded in death by his nine siblings, George Litthcut, Pauline Stewart, Herman Stewart, Charles Stewart, Alice Stewart, Nathan E. Stewart Sr., Thomas Stewart, Florine Stewart and Joseph B. Stewart.
He also leaves to cherish a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends from across the country.
There will be a Viewing on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 O’clock at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 112 Humboldt Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121.
Interment: Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA