Gene Printz Stewart, Sr.

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Age 93, Luray, Va.

Gene “Puzzy” Stewart, Sr. 93, of Luray, died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Cedars Healthcare in Charlottesville, VA.

He was born May 27, 1926, in Luray (Stoneyman), Va. and was the son of John Franklin Stewart, Jr. and Virginia Printz Stewart.  Puzzy served in the Navy during WW-II . He came home from the service and married Mary Lou Shandelson and they celebrated 64 years together.

Surviving family is a daughter, Mary Leslie Stewart of Charlottesville; a son, Gene P. Stewart, Jr. and two grandsons, Logan Alexander and Hayden Ty Stewart, all of McGaheysville; a niece Margaret Mims Hamilton of Luray.  He is also survived by various other nieces and nephews.

Puzzy was a long time business owner in Luray and retired from the state.  He was well known to be a great pitcher for the Valley League, Luray Cardinals. Puzzy was a wonderful husband to Mary Lou and amazing father and grandfather.  His kind heart and generous nature was known by many friends and his loving family.

A private graveside service for family was held at the Evergreen Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Bradley Funeral Home.

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