NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Ellsworth Nathaniel Stewart, a longtime New Rochelle resident, died Saturday, Oct. 13, after a brief illness. He was 94.
Stewart worked for the New Rochelle Department of Public Works for more than 30 years before retiring as a supervisor in 1983.
Born Dec. 31, 1917, in Brooklyn, he was the son of Ellsworth N. and Viola Green Stewart. He graduated from local public schools and attended City College to study business administration. Stewart served in the Army during World War II.
He was married to Norma L. Hall, who predeceased him. An active member of Shiloh Baptist Church of New Rochelle, Stewart served as a trustee and financial secretary for many years. He was also active with the Men's Club and Senior Usher Ministry.
Stewart was an active Prince Hall Mason since 1962 and was affiliated with Xenia Lodge 50, St. John's Chapter 26 Holy Royal Arch, St. John Lodge of Perfection 98, King Solomon Rose Croix Chapter 98, Pentecost Consistory 98, Elejmal Temple 185 and the Oasis of White Plains.
Stewart is survived by two sisters, Olga Bradford of Queens and Harriet Corprew of Brooklyn; two grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Nathaniel Jr.; three sisters, Adelle, Lethia and Veronica Stewart; and a brother, Stanley Stewart.
Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Shiloh Baptist Church in New Rochelle. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow at White Plains Rural Cemetery. Barney T. McClanahan Funeral Home is handling arrangements.