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Obituary of Jay Stewart

Jay P. Stewart,101, of New Hartford, NY, and Speculator, NY, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Presbyterian Home of CNY in New Hartford.


Jay was born December 12, 1916, in Utica, NY, the son of the late George Anthony and Berry Griffith Anthony.  He attended Utica Collage and Hamilton College, and graduated from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.


On September 3, 1942, he was united in marriage to Olga A. Bassett.


Jay proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army serving in 3 campaigns in the European Theater of Operations in World War II.  He was a first lieutenant in the field artillery and received the Bronze Star. 


Jay’s art career included being named Art Director at Moser and Cotens in Utica, and Vice President and Art Director of Rumrill-Hoyt, both advertising agencies.  He was later the Advertising Director for the Partlow Corporation, New Hartford, retiring in 1984.  He taught advertising design at Mohawk Valley Community College and was Publication Designer for Munson Williams Proctor Institute for over 20 years. For many years, he helped coordinate publicity for St. Luke’s Hospital Annual Festival of Trees. He was Past President of the Mohawk Valley Ad Club and recipient of the Ad Club’s Person of the Year award.


As a local artist, Jay’s paintings of the Adirondacks were displayed in museums, local juried events and one man shows.  His paintings are owned by many area corporations and private collectors.  He was also known for his photographic slide shows of the Adirondacks and Sanibel Island, Florida. 


Surviving besides his loving wife of seventy-five years, Olga; are a son, Marshall Stewart and daughter-in-law, Kathy; and one granddaughter, Caitlin and her husband, Matthew Seifts.  He is also survived by two nephews David and Robert Stewart and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Robert.  Jay humbly hopes he left a little beauty behind. 


The family would like to acknowledge the loving care given to Jay by his neighbor, Anet Magyar, the VA Rome Based Primary Care team, as well as the extraordinary staff at the Presbyterian Homes & Services in New Hartford.


A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made in Jay’s memory to The Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare Foundation at https://form.jotform.com/mvhealthsystem/giving.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida.