OBITUARY: Command Sgt. Major Robert Darwin Stewart, 82, of Palm Bay, Passed Away June 2

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Command Sergeant Major Stewart served an honorable 26 years in the U.S. Army

On Thursday, June 2, 2022, Heaven welcomed its newest Command Sergeant Major, Robert “Bob” Darwin Stewart, 67 of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He was born September 18, 1954 to Isabel and Herbert Stewart and graduated Fitchburg High School in 1972 before joining the Army, ultimately retiring to Palm Bay, FL.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Thursday, June 2, 2022, Heaven welcomed its newest Command Sergeant Major, Robert “Bob” Darwin Stewart, 67, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He was born September 18, 1954 to Isabel and Herbert Stewart and graduated Fitchburg High School in 1972 before joining the Army, ultimately retiring to Palm Bay, FL.

Command Sergeant Major Stewart served an honorable 26 years in the United States Army, most notably as a member of the elite Army Special Forces 7th and 10th Groups “Green Berets.”

He then continued his storied military career as a full-time New Hampshire Army National Guardsman where he served honorably until his retirement in 2008.

After retirement, he continued serving his military community by working toward improving and expanding Southern New Hampshire University’s Military Affairs Program, in order to help provide education opportunities for service members of all branches. He was a true Patriot and as such, his greatest pride was seeing his sons carry on the Stewart legacy with their own military service.

Bob leaves behind his two sons, Rob (Ashley) and Josh (Jennifer) Stewart, brother Daniel (Annette) Stewart, sisters Jean (Laurie) Soumala and Joyce Wells, his girlfriend Melissa Key. Grandpa Stew loved his grandchildren Tegan, Jillian, Carson and Landen and will most certainly continue to watch over them from above. He sends a solemn goodbye to two generations of nieces and nephews, his loved ones and friends. We can rest easy knowing he will be reunited with his Mother, Father and sister Shirley.

Please join us on June 17, 2022, for an opportunity to honor Dad/Bob/Rob/Bubba/Honey/Sergeant Major/Stew.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street, Concord, N.H.

Burial with Military Honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the NH Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. with a celebration of life immediately to follow at The American Legion Post 21, 7 Perley Street, Concord, N.H.

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