Ervyl was born on January 9, 1925. He was the son of the late Harry T. Stewart and Ada (Spencer) Stewart. He was raised in the Silver Lake section of Wilmington and graduated with the Wilmington High School class of 1942.
Ervyl earned a degree in Engineering from Tufts University in 1946. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII as an Ensign on board the destroyer USS Harry F. Bauer until being honorably discharged in 1947. In 1951, he received a Master of Science degree in Engineering from MIT.
Ervyl was a Civil Engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers until retiring in 1978. He then focused his career on his own company, Stewart Engineering of MA & NH until retiring to Estero, FL in 2001.
Voted best athlete in high school, Ervyl was dubbed the “Terrible Turk” for his prowess on the football field. He was later inducted into the Wilmington High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In retirement, he enjoyed playing golf and was a member of The Cranberry Valley Golf Course of Cape Cod & Country Creek Golf Course of Florida.
Ervyl was known for his humble demeanor & was a true gentleman in every way. He was a wonderful man with an amazing sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.
Ervyl is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Ann (Palmer) Stewart. Proud father of three sons and two daughters, Daniel & his wife Christina, Douglas & his wife Lori, James & his wife Mary all of Wilmington, Dottie of Dedham, MA and Diane of Wilmington. Cherished “Grampy” of Mark, Matthew, Michael, Gregory, Stephen and Jennifer. Dear brother of Dr. Pearl Pitt & her husband the late Dr. Leldon Pitt of St. Simons Island, GA, Dorothy Stewart of North Reading, MA, Hank & Charlotte Stewart of Wilmington and Norman & Stevie Stewart of Arlington, TX. Brother-in-law of the late Douglas Palmer & his wife the late Faith, Richard “Dick” Palmer & his wife the late Rachel, Robert “Bob” Palmer & his wife Jane & The late James “Jay” Palmer & his wife Theresa “Chickie”. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends as well as his devoted support dog, Winston.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, November 7th at 10:30 a.m. Interment with Military Honors to follow at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 6th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ervyl’s name may be made to the E.H. Stewart W.H.S. Scholarship Fund, c/o Reading Cooperative Bank, 352 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington, MA 01887.