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C. James Stuart of Port St. Lucie, Fla., who had worked in the construction industry, died Thursday (Sept. 16, 1999) in St. Lucie Medical Center. He was 76.

A native and longtime resident of Lancaster, he moved to Florida in 1995.

Stuart was a member of Ironworkers Union Local 6 for many years and was an instructor in its apprenticeship program.

He was co-owner of the former Quality Steel Placement Co. of Lancaster.

Upon retiring from Local 6 in 1981, he was associated for a year with Bechtel Construction in New Jersey. He moved back to Lancaster in 1982.

A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a boatswain's mate first class and served in the South Pacific.

He was a member of Lodge 823, F&AM, of Depew; Post 7275, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Lancaster; the Newcomers Club of Stuart, Fla.; and the German-American Club of the Treasure Coast in Florida.

He shared his great love of wildlife and the environment with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Carol Koenig; two daughters, Janis Stanek of Orchard Park and Susan Pahr of Lancaster; a son, James of Castile; a sister, Helen J. Zuck of Patchogue; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. John's Lutheran Church, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. Burial will be in Lancaster Rural Cemetery. A memorial service was held today in Port St. Lucie.


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