Ervyl H. Stewart

November 1st, 2014

Ervyl Harry “Turk” Stewart, age 89, of Estero, FL & Harwich Port, MA, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Saturday November 1, 2014.

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.


15 Entries in Guest Book for “Ervyl H. Stewart”

  1. Jimbo McHugh says:

    To Diane and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Jimbo and Cheryl McHugh and Family

  2. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    To the Stewart Family…I am so sorry for your loss…My thoughts & prayers are with you…

  3. Bernie Palmer says:

    With a very heavy heart I am saying that I was so sorry to hear of Turk’s death. Just want you all to know that my love, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Take one day at a time, and some days it will be one hour at a time. Love and prayers, Bernie

  4. Beth Ritchie Pidgeon says:

    To Jimmy and The Stewart Family,
    Remembering, fondly, our days growing up on Kelley/Chandler Roads. My thoughts and prayers are with you all….

  5. Maria carmichael says:

    my deepest condolences to the Stewart family.
    My prayers are with you .god bless you all in this most difficult time.

  6. Joanne Benton says:

    To the Stewart Family,
    My sincere condolences over the loss of your
    Father. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Joanne Benton

  7. Janet Lackey says:

    To the family of Ervyl my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ann a big hug for you. I will be thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Ervyl will be missed by so many. He always brought a smile to my face. Your neighbor and friend.
    Janet Lackey (Country Creek)

  8. Sonya Gorman says:

    Ann and the Stewart family. Don and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for you all at this time. We’ve had the pleasure of knowing Ervyl for many years. He was a wonderful man and great friend.
    Don & Sonya Gorman

  9. Jack Virtus says:

    Mrs. Stewart, Danny, Douglas, Dottie & Jim,

    You are all in my prayers, as is your Dad, god bless him & you! RIP!

    Jack V.

  10. Paul and Karen Fitch says:

    We will always remember “Turks” wonderful dry sense of humor. He will be dearly missed. God bless you all.
    Paul and Karen

  11. Mercuri Family says:

    Diane, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    The Mercuri Family

  12. Paul Sedgwick says:

    Dear Stewart Family,

    So sorry for your loss. God Bless

    Paul Sedgwick and the TriFury Club

  13. Robert McHugh & Family says:

    Dear Diane and Family .
    We are so sorry for the loss of your
    Dad . Our deepest sympathy to you
    and your family during this very difficult
    time . Sending our thoughts and prayers to
    each and everyone of you . God bless you all.

  14. Priscilla (Martell) Anderson says:

    Dan and Family, Cilla & I were sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We were not told. Please extend our condolences to you and your family. Brian & Cilla Anderson

  15. Gerald & Mary Kort says:

    Ervil was a great neighbor, fun and intelligent. We enjoyed conversation with him. He will be missed, our deepest sympathy for you Ann and your family

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