Anne K. Stewart, 76

OSWEGO, NY – Anne K. Stewart, 76, a resident of Oswego, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 18, 2019, at her home in Oswego.

Anne K. Stewart

Born in Rocky Ford, Colorado, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Lucille (Dunn) Knodel.

After graduating from Mclean High School, she went to Immaculata College in Pennsylvania on a full academic scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1964.

She married the late Lance Ray Stewart in 1965 and raised a family with three boys in the rural hamlet of Middle Grove in Upstate NY.

Anne was an avid runner in the 1970s, reaching 10-15 miles daily, often seven days a week; regardless of season or weather.

When she wasn’t running she was deeply involved in gardening, tending to a 30 X 100 vegetable garden in her backyard that consumed the majority of her days until returning to paralegal work in the early 1980s.

She later moved to California and was employed with the law firm of Miller, Brown and Dannis in San Francisco.

She retired in 2010 and moved to Oswego to be closer to one of her sons.

Anne loved to walk; miles every day, and was well-known around Oswego seen walking with her red cart, no matter what the weather was.

Surviving are her three sons, Peter (Ayako) Stewart of California, Paul (Steven Phillips) Stewart of Oswego and Phillip (Staci) Stewart of Chicago; five sisters, Kathleen Horwath of Paso Robles, Mary Nyquist of Oregon, Susan Di Zinno of San Diego, Sarah Spily of San Diego and Ellen Di Zinno of San Diego; a brother, Jim Knodel of Virginia; and three grandchildren, Emma, Abigail and Elle Stewart.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary’s of the Assumption Preservation Fund, PO Box 993, Oswego, NY 13126/

Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.

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  1. i lived a few blocks from her and gave her a ride more than once. but, more often than not she adamently turned down rides. she was always so enjoyable to talk to and i am sad i didn’t offer her more of my time. i am sure many people feel the same way. she touched everyone she crossed paths with. i will miss her.

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