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Thomas Frost Steward

1927 ~ 2019 (age 92)


Thomas Frost Steward
Born 1927 in Boston Mass to British  parents.
Passions: Jazz music ( Tom played wind instruments, his favorite was the saxophone).
Sailing, and camping.
Career: Tom was a structural engineer for JC Penny for 35 years.
Tom, his brother George, and his parents moved to Sea cliff LI in 1935. "Sea Cliff is a small village overlooking Hempstead Harbor on the north shore of Long Island about 25 miles East of NYC. Founded in 1871 as a Methodist campground for New Yorkers, by 1883 it had become the incorporated village of Sea Cliff. The square-mile community was noted for it's carpenter gothic or gingerbread architecture. The Sea Cliff Yacht Club was founded in 1893, a sprawling Victorian Structure, high on a cliff overlooking the harbor.
When WW2 came along Dec 7 1941, Tom was a freshman in high school. Because of the war the Yacht Club was underutilized, and the kids got to join the Yacht Club. Tom crewed snipes( a class of sailboats) throughout high school and college at New York University.  Tom raced snipes for 25 years and he made some wonderful life-long friendships."
   Article by Tom Steward
Published in Ridgeline
Galloway Ridge
Sept 2017
Tom also served in the Navy at the end of WW 2.
Tom has requested that his ashes be scattered over Hempstead Harbor, the place he learned to sail and loved.
Tom was very involved in his extended families lives and we will all miss him very much.
His loving nieces, Lisa, Laura, Elaine, and Peggy, sister -in -law Sue Steward, Kelly and Sean and Savannah, Meghan and Scott and Sidney, Jeff and Jessica, Caroline Scott Jackson Taylor Grant and Pierce, Dave and Frank.

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