It is with great sadness that the Stewart family announces the death of Richie Stewart. He passed on Saturday, September 3rd surrounded by his loving family. At the young age of 33, he fought a courageous battle with cancer until the very end. Born Richard Benjamin Stewart in Princeton, New Jersey, he resided most of his life in Kingston before moving to Lawrenceville, NJ. Richie graduated from South Brunswick High School in 2007 as an accomplished athlete winning the GMAC Golf Championship and later earning Athlete of the Year. He pursued his bachelor’s degree at West Virginia University where he was the founder of the universities golf club. Continuing his education at Rider University, Richie earned his master’s degree in 2012. His priority, even at a young age, was planning for his future. Starting with detailing cars at his family’s business, the Kingston Garage, to passing his CPA exam soon after graduation, and most recently pursuing a certification to become a financial advisor. Richie married his loving wife, Lauren, on New Year’s Eve 2016 in New Hope, PA. In December of 2019, Richie became a father to their daughter, Sutton, his proudest moment of all. He easily adjusted to fatherhood loving his early morning one-on-one time with his baby girl. He hoped to pass onto Sutton his love for sports, especially golf and maybe even ice hockey and watch her catch her first fish.
His family, wife Lauren (Hawkins) Stewart, his daughter Sutton Rae Stewart, his parents Richard W. and Dianne (Fjeldal) Stewart and brother, Ryan Stewart, wish for everyone to remember Richie as a devoted son, brother, husband, and father who had a quiet demeanor with a funny sense of humor. He was happiest being on the water, whether it was with his lifelong friends or his dad, both avid fishermen. Richie’s presence will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Celebration of Richie’s Life will be held for close family and friends.
In lieu of flowers and charitable donations, a Go Fund Me has been set-up for Sutton’s future.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.