Stewart Montgomery MacLean was born Oct. 10, 1938, in Melbourne, Australia. After a brave struggle with cancer, he was taken from us in a blessed state on Nov. 25, 2018, with his family by his side.
He leaves behind his two sons, Hamish Edward MacLean of Jacksonville, Florida and Alisdair Charles MacLean of Sugar Land, Texas; Hamish’s wife Sherry; Alisdair’s wife, Michelle and their son Nicholas and daughter Bridget; his sister in-law, Maria Eugenia Blazquez Bascuas de Martin, her son Jorge Manuel (and family) both residing in Spain; and also cousins and extended family members and many fine friends in England, Spain, Australia and throughout North and South America.
Stewart was preceded in death by his wife, Charo; his mother, Mary Elizabeth Montgomery MacLean; his father, James Angus MacLean; his brother, Hamish, who died at infancy; and other family members.
Stewart graduated from high school at Gleelong School in Australia and received his degree from London University. He worked as an international sales executive throughout the world for more than 50 years.
Stewart became a United States citizen and participated in a citizenship ceremony in Beaumont, Texas, in 1996.
Stewart was passionately devoted to his family, friends and faith. He played an active role with each Catholic church where he was a parishioner. Among many favorite pastimes, he was an avid fisherman and an excellent gardener. Earlier in life, he was an accomplished rugby player, rower and rally race car driver.
A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Marys with Father Mariusz Fuks presiding.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Marys and/or the Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257, also online at support.communityhospice.com.
Many people have been with us in person or spirit during these difficult days. We thank them very sincerely for their support, cards, calls and visits. Special appreciation is expressed to our Pastor, Rev. Mariusz; Deacon Joe and family; Father Gergel; Tim and Rhonda Hughes; Pam King; Bobby and Vila Paulk; Lisa Johnson; and Community Hospice of Fernandina, their staff, nurses and CNAs. These with many others provided attention, gave us courage and comfort and we will be forever indebted to them.
Finally we want to thank all those in attendance at his funeral Mass. We wish you well in God’s care.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.