July 2, 1969 ~ March 24, 2020

Born in: Sandy, UT
Resided in: Wheat Ridge, CO

Stewart Tilden Harris, age 50, of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, passed away on March 24, 2020 at Lutheran Medical Center.  Born on July 2, 1969 in Sandy, Utah, he is the son of Walter W. and Rachel (Brimhall) Harris. Stewart married Suzanne Walentine on April 24, 2004 and together they shared 16 years of marriage and two wonderful children.

Stewart worked as a systems analyst for Marathon Petroleum and before that as an ERP Consultant.

Most of all Stewart enjoyed his family; his wife, his children, just being with them, playing with them.  Family meant everything to him.  It is hard to find a picture of him alone, he was almost always with family or a friend.  In addition, Stewart loved sports, he loved the outdoors, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing very much ever since he was a small child.

He will be remembered for being a gentle giant of a man with a very kind spirit and the voice of reason.  He cared very deeply for his family and friends and many looked to him for his calm approach to issues.

In addition is his wife Suzanne, he is survived by his children, Jack and Lexanne; brother, Roger Harris (Diana); sister, Melissa Harris; Father- and Mother-in-Law, Bob and Janet Walentine; four Brother- in -Laws, Jeff Walentine,  Joe Walentine, Greg Walentine, Mike Walentine (Natalie), as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, Stewart is preceded in death by brother, Clifton Harris and sister, Gale Foland.

The family invites you to join them electronically for Stewart’s graveside service on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:00am by using Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/839922534

In light of recent health advisories, we have decided to postpone a celebration of life until a later date. We will post updated event information when we are able to reschedule. In the meantime, we ask that you share memories, stories, and photos with his family. They will continue to look to these shared stories for comfort as they move through the days ahead.

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  1. Sad to hear about Stewart. Always great to see him at reunions and family gatherings. Great time as kids running around my Dad’s (Uncle Herb) property when they visited and staying at Aunt Rae and Uncle Walt’s. God speed Stewart and sincere condolences to the family. -Zach Brimhall

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  2. I was shocked and deeply saddened when I heard about Stew. I worked with Stew at Marathon and he was not just a co-worker but a great friend. We exchanged stories of our kids and he always beamed with pride when he spoke about Jack and Lexanne. Stew was always the voice of reason, a straight shooter, always willing to listen and an unending zeal for life. I learnt a lot from Stew and I will miss him.

    My sincere and deep condolences to the family. You are in our prayers.

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    • You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It was incredibly difficult to learn of his passing. He was a great co-worker but an incredibly sincere man who had the biggest heart! He will be greatly missed.

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  3. I worked with Steward at Solbourne on consulting projects. Whenever I learned that Steward was a member of one of my projects I was instantly happy! He brought humor to everyday work projects, was talented in the MFG space and could always be depended upon to carry us through to a key deadline. He was fun, serious when needed and gave good advice. He thought I was crazy for not understanding hunting but that never was an issue to our friendship. He will be missed. My prayers to the family that they find strength to get through each day of this pain.

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  4. Stew and I first crossed paths 20 years ago when he was working as a consultant at the company I worked for. His stories were always a great break to the workday. Our paths crossed again for the last 3 years when I joined Marathon as a consultant myself now. His pride in his work and his doggedness at going for the right answer even when it wasn’t popular were much respected. I will miss him as both friend and co-worker. My prayers are with his family as they grieve.

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  5. I worked with Stew for several years. I will remember his great spirit and enthusiasm for life the rest of my years. God bless his family in these hard times and i prey for them every day to make it through this horrible plague.

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  6. Stew will always be in our hearts and memories. I will never forget the warmth his smile brought to the office every day. He loved his family and was a proud father. He would share stories of his kids, their sports and his mouth-watering recipes.
    The office won’t ever be the same without him. I will miss him dearly and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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  7. I am heartbroken. I worked with Stew at Gates and at Marathon. He was a great friend, mentor and travelling companion. I’m going to miss the times we spent together talking about friends, family, hunting, and fishing and trying to convince him to grow his mustache again. It’s hard to find words to describe what his family meant to him. He loved going into every detail of Jack and Lexanne’s exploits whether it was school, baseball, basketball or soccer. I loved to hear his hunting and fishing stories whether it was ice fishing, big game or ducks (there were a few he was always in search of). I learned as much about life from Stew as I did business. I’m going to miss his morning drop bys to talk about business, family and just life in general. Suzanne, Jack, Lexanne and Roger – my heart aches for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  8. I am so saddened by Stew’s passing. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I worked with Stew at Marathon and although we did not work together often, I always enjoyed checking in and catching up with him. He will be greatly missed!

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  9. I have known Stew since 2004 and worked with him at Gates, Jeppesen and at Marathon. I always enjoyed my conversations with him about family and kids and I am going to miss him. My prayers to the family that they find strength to get through this loss.

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  10. I had the honor of working with Stew at Marathon. I’m going to miss his no-nonsense approach to life and the many metaphors he used to explain things. One of the things I loved to tease him about was his total lack of pop culture knowledge. Rhett would throw out a line like “Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl” and I would crack up while Stew had a befuddled look on his face (the line is from Airplane). I will miss our daily talks where he would tell me the latest about teaching Jack to hunt (girls, not animals) and Lexanne’s soccer or dance skills. Or when he would ask me for advice on what to buy Suzanne or what great idea he came up with to surprise her. And how many stories did I hear about his hunting trips with Roger?! There are too many to count. Stew loved his family and that love just emanated from him every day. My heart is broken. My deepest condolences for the family.

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  11. I’m so saddened to hear of this loss. I worked with Stew many years ago at Solbourne. I was remembering time spent in Louisville, KY (and trying to get to Lou-A-Vul) with him at the Water Co. One story came to mind for some reason and it made me smile to think of him. We were staying in a not-so-great hotel and they didn’t have a gym, but would give passes to one down the street. I wouldn’t walk there alone, so we would meet and trek over as a group after work. On the way there one evening, Stew told me that he could guess any woman’s weight within 5 lbs., a skill from his days of lifting and training. Of course I didn’t believe him, but he certainly proved me wrong! I told him that he may not want to share this gift with other women. He just gave me this impish grin and said “oh, I know”, it made me laugh then and now. He was a wonderful co-worker and friend.
    I’m just heartbroken for his family, and pray for peace and fond memories to comfort you.

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  12. Stew was such a great guy and will be missed dearly. He always beamed with joy talking about his family and all their accomplishments. I had heard that Jack had hit a monster home-run recently and how much he enjoyed spending time with Lexanne at the Daddy-Daughter dance. Volumes could be printed about hunting and fishing stories. One piece of advice that I will never forget him telling me was to enjoy the early years with your children because “they go fast”. I will never forget that. My condolences go out to all his family and friends.

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  13. Some of the best times of my life were when Stu, Joe, Eric, Steve and myself were together every weekend causing some kind of trouble!!! Either we were fishing, hunting, or in town doing something. Hanging out at the Westy mall. Stu had the old Scout (our hunting truck). We rebuilt the engine on it. Stu was with me when I harvested my first deer. He was as excited as I was!! He was in my wedding and made sure that I was really drunk at the bachelor party as well. As we got older and everyone had families, we didn’t see each other as much but no doubt were still deep in each other’s hearts, and always will be!! Last November we had a power outage that affected your neighborhood so I rang the doorbell while patrolling the line and we chatted for a few while our crew was closing the new fuse in. It was good to say hello to Suzanne and meet the kids finally. Stuman will be MISSED!! My heart goes out to you all

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  14. I’m sorry to hear this… Although I wasn’t very close to Stewart, I did get to see him once a year at elk camp. My condolences to Roger , Diana and Stewart’s other family members during this time. I’m sure he will be missed by many.

    Jason

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  15. This was hard to hear. I worked with Stew at Marathon. I didn’t know Stew for too long, but in the short time that I did, a few memories pop up. Upon my return to Marathon, Stew got up from his chair and said – I don’t know if its work appropriate or not but I am giving you a hug (insert warm hug here) welcome back. Some Monday, we were talking about the ‘Monday blues’, and Stew told us he used to feel that way too, but decided that every day when he wakes up, he will sit up and be thankful for the new day, and that totally changed his outlook for the day. Stew proudly showed me pictures of his house renovations and recommended the counter tops that I currently have in my house. Stew was that warm and insightful, he will be missed. I will miss his big smile as we pass each other in the hallways! I keep Stew’s family in my Prayers.

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  16. Hello — I am so sorry for your lost. I work with Catherine at AT&T.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Again, my condolence

    Joe Myers

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  17. I am in shock and just heartsick over the death of Stu. His lifelong friendship with my son Steve made Stu a fixture at our house since his elementary school days. Sometimes he would even call just to tell me of his high school and college classes he was taking, or what work project he was doing. I’ll always remember seeing the boys playing king-of-the mountain on the big raft in our pool. Rae was so proud of him and she was Ma to my son, too. My deepest condolences to Suzanne, the kids, and all of his family and friends.

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  18. I will always remember Stewart as a gentle giant of a man. He loved his family very much and loved bragging on his kids, whether it be how smart they were or how they were doing in sports or who was getting the tallest, lol. He loved his dogs very much and since I always have alot of dogs he liked talking about them. He loved hunting with Roger and Diana and all his friends. He did love the outdoors. He will be missed very much.

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  19. You will be missed by all. You left this world leaving a legacy to be proud of. Your family and loved ones will always have “fond memories.”….uncle Bobby & aunt Judy

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  20. Stew is my coworker at Marathon. Also got to know recently he worked with my husband at Jeppesen. It is really hard to see that empty desk when we all go back to work. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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  21. For the 3rd time in as many months I find myself shocked and saddened by someone taken from us too soon. I worked with Stew at Solbourne for many years and saw him develop and grow as a consultant more than anyone else I’ve known. He was one of our group of “Manufacturing Geeks”. Over the years, our discussions evolved from his hunting trips to everything going on with his kids. Stew was such a proud parent and family meant everything to him. He will be missed by all that had the opportunity to know him.

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  22. My husband and I have known Roger and Diane for many years before I was hired on at Markwest. Roger told me his brother worked at Markwest. Stewart was the first person to seek me out on my first day to make me feel welcomed. I didn’t know that the two of us would work closely together over the next two years. I am so grateful to have gotten to know this kind and wonderful man. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends.

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  23. Stewart’s family was the most important thing in life. They always came up in all conversations. He was so excited to take Jack hunting for the first time, and always so enthusiastic with Lexanne and her soccer games. He shared stories about surprising Suzanne on many special occasions. He and his brother Roger were always there for each other. He loved cooking and sharing new recipes and would say whether or not his meals were a hit with his family. The outdoors is going to miss Stewart. He was the bright light in the office for me. He was a wonderful friend. I miss him. My prayers are with his family and friends.

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  24. Oh Stew you will be missed 🙁 My heart hurts for your family. Sending love and light to all that you’ve touched with your kind heart and love. I’m going to miss our talks. RIH

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  25. I met Stewart through Roger and Diana many years ago. We got together annually for an income tax preparation appointment.
    We spent the beginning of every meeting chatting about Suzanne, Jack & Lexanne. He was always anxious to share stories and pictures of his family and was so proud of his children. I will miss him. He was not only my client, he was my friend.
    My deepest condolences to his family. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

    Vrillyn

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  26. Stew Reminded me: the priority of family and friends and the importance of helping those in need, sharing stories of Jack’s basketball and baseball teams or Lex’s school experiences.

    Stew Inspired me: sharing his annual Christmas gift delivery drive experiences, how he went about organizing the efforts that went into shopping, wrapping and delivering gifts all over town at any hour necessary.

    Stew Taught me: which caliber would kill a bear and which would just piss it off.

    Just of few examples I was blessed with working with Stew for many years.

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  27. I also worked with Stewart at Solbourne. He was a great coworker but an even better person. He will be missed. My prayers to his family.

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  28. I normally have words, today I do not have many words, but I want to share a couple of things with you. Stewart was my little brother. Outside of my wife Diana, he was my best friend. We have been side by side since he was born 50 years ago. He was 9 years younger and later in life that does not matter, but for us, it did not matter when we were young either, we were always together and always dreaming of something else to do together. We were part of each other. Stewart was always there to help me with whatever was needed, we fished together since we were little kids, and as we grew up, we hunted together all over North America. We enjoyed each others company, we trusted and depended on each other. I cherish every moment over the past 50 years I had with Stewart. Of course we disagreed on some things, but we always worked it out, we are brothers after all. I cannot begin to find words to describe the hole this loss of Stewart has left in me. I feel like a part of me has died. At this point it is hard to imagine not talking to him almost everyday, it is hard to imagine not seeing him almost every day. He was the best man at my wedding, I was the best man at his wedding. Stewart’s family is our family, his wife and children were the most important thing in his life, he spent so much time with the kids. So much time talking to them, playing with them, doing homework with them. I know he is deeply missed by his family already, I miss him already. I know that you all miss him as well. Thank you for your kind words.

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  29. Stew was an outstanding friend and colleague. We met over 25 years ago at Oracle and worked together in multiple organizations and on dozens of projects. Everyone who worked with Stew was blessed with his joyful nature and commitment to excellence. Stew’s number 1 priority was his family and there was not a day that we did not discuss his children’s accomplishments. His love of the outdoors and his passion for big game and fishing were par none.

    I will greatly miss Stew.

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  30. Suzanne, Jack, Lexi, Roger and Diana, may God’s peace envelop you at this time. Stewart left his mark on this world in a very short time. May he rest in Heaven for eternity.

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  31. I just can’t believe he is gone. Complete shock. We have known each other since Sierra Elementary. Never forget walking to his house every morning to walk to Oberon jr high along the railroad tracks or to catch a ride to high school with him. He was a great friend and workout partner all thru high school and even after. We went hunting, camping, fishing, powerlifting meets getting into mischief(trouble) on Friday nights around Arvada. He loved the outdoors as much as he loved his family. He will be missed. Our deepest condolences to Suzanne, Jack, Lexanne, Roger and Diana.

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  32. Stewart will be missed. I enjoyed many conversations when he would stop to chat about cooking and argue about sports. He was always upbeat and I loved the discussions we had about his kids and family…he loved them so much and could not say enough about the time spent with them. I am so sorry for this loss and somewhat still in shock. I pray that time heals the hurt of this loss for his family and loss to this community.

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  33. Since joining the company in early 2014, I have always considered Stew one of the most helpful people I have ever known. He was always a reliable source of knowledge when I was seeking to learn more about Oracle. In addition, he always made his fellow coworkers a high priority. This is a startling loss and I will keep his family in my prayers.

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  34. We have the fondest memories of sweet Stewart, especially from his years as my husband’s best power-lifting partner at Arvada West High School, and beyond. Stewart always offered to give us a ride in his little brown Honda when we went to movies or out to eat. He gave great hugs – a gentle giant. We can’t even believe that this has happened, and are holding Suzanne, the children, Roger and his family in our deepest prayers for comfort, peace, and healing through the coming weeks and months. We can’t wait to celebrate the wonderful man Stewart was in our life with his amazing family and friends. We miss you already, sweet Stewart. May God bless you, and care for you always! Love – Joe, Stephanie, Jake and Grant

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  35. Stewart was really a remarkable individual. He had a profound impact of many of his colleagues here in Pittsburgh. His ability to listen to a problem and solution was unique. He had a brilliant mind and a love for innovation. Like others, he shared with me stories of his children and love for the outdoors. In particular, we shared stories of teaching our kids to play baseball. He will be truly missed. My very best to the family.

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  36. I would prefer to post a camo candle as it would be more appropriate. Stewart enjoyed duck hunting with me and the guys. Respect was given to Stewart by any reasonable person as although he is probably the strongest person I know, he was mentally stronger, wiser, and had a great answer when the timing was perfect. He loves his family dearly. Stewart challenged me to think much more broadly about things while holding dear to the most important. If we could just have 1 last duck hunt with ya…..miss ya

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  37. As is everyone else here, I was shocked and heartbroken to hear about Stewart. I worked with him at Solbourne. He truly was a gentle giant of a man and a friend. He watched out for me and others on our team. He kept us laughing on our projects and did his best for the clients. He was so proud of his family in so many ways. In one of our last conversations he told me how much he was looking forward to going hunting with Jack this last fall. He said, “I have been waiting a lifetime for this fall.” And he said Lexanne was in waiting and wanting to go so bad, too. Hopefully he and Jack got to take a few hunting trips this last fall, and those memories will last a lifetime for Jack. Suzanne, Jack, Lexanne, Roger, and the rest of Stewart’s family, you are in my prayers that God will comfort you and give you strength going forward.

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  38. Steward’s passing was a shock to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God bless you and give you strength through this difficult time.

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  39. All the way from Africa Namibia we feel the lost, the sadness and the pain. We met Stu 15 years ago . It was always great seeing him when we came over to the states. We will miss him dearly next year but we will remember the good times and we will see him through his wonderful children.

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  40. I am saddened for a second time this month to hear of the passing of a colleague and friend. The words don’t come easy but the memories of working with Stew at Solbourne will always be happily remembered. He nicknamed me “Drowned Rat” after we rushed through a downpour while changing planes in Cincinnati and to this day I carry an umbrella in my computer bag. Stew was the nicest of the nice and his passing leaves a space where his smile once filled. My condolences to his family and I pray for God’s strength during this difficult time.

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  41. So very sorry to hear about Stewart. Praying that God will fill the family with the Holy Spirit and shower you all with peace and comfort in this difficult time. God Bless!

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  42. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God watch over all of you and provide peace, comfort, and strength during this time. God bless.

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  43. I am happy I knew Stewart, got to take him hunting, and many fine visits. I’m sorry I never met his family or got to visit after moving to California. He was an amazing man and will be missed. My prayers go out to his family.

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  44. My thoughts are with you, Suzanne, and with your children and the whole family right now. This is such a horrible loss to suffer, made so much more difficult because Stewart was such a towering light in your lives. My prayers for all of you are that the memories you have of the man you so fittingly call a gentle giant will carry everyone through the grief you feel so intensely right now. May everyone hold tight to their memories of Stewart as a husband, a father, a brother, a son, a friend, a colleague – and may each of you take a little part of the Stewart you knew forward with you in the way you live your lives. May Stewart be at peace and may all who loved him find solace.

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  45. I am saddened and heartbroken to not talk to or see Stew again. We talked regularly to solve problems in Oracle or find new ways to make it better. Recently, we were working closely on another project to migrate to SAP. I have the utmost respect for his professional skills and will miss collaborating with him.

    Whether on the phone or over dinner on a business trip, we would swap “war stories” about prior Oracle deployments and clients but without fail we would end up talking about our kids, fishing, hunting, the cabin, or his charity work. I would imagine catching fish the length of my arm or packing out twice my body weight in meat if I had the opportunity to venture out with Stew. Nonetheless, the stories of his charity were motivating for me to do more with my time. Most importantly you knew, without question, he loved his family to no end and cherished every moment with his kids. I will miss my friend’s stories.

    Peace and love brother!

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  46. Stewart’s love made you and the kids so happy and you will always treasure your memories. All of you remain in our prayers.
    Love Tina and Brian

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  47. The Romo family’s thoughts are with the family. May God give you peace, bless you and give all strength to get everyone through these rough moments in your lives.

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  48. My father was such a great man. He did everything with me whether it was homework, playing outside, hunting or just watching our favorite shows together. He taught me all throughout my life and I am just lost. I can’t even describe how much this hurts me. I feel like there is such a big part of me that has been lost. Thank you all for your really kind words. I will never forget him and will miss him for the rest of my life.

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  49. Dear Suzanne, Jack, Lexi and family
    We were so very sorry to hear that Stewart has died. We prayed for him daily during his hospital stay and had high hopes for his recovery. We loved seeing Stewart with his family- he was always “with” his family! He lived and loved everyday for you. His strong bond with Jack and Lexi was always apparent, and if you didn’t know it, Jack and Lexi would share it with you all the time. Even though we moved the week Stewart died, we continue to think of you as our “neighbors”. You are held in our hearts and we will continue to pray for you and your family.

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  50. Stew was a great co-worker and friend. I always enjoyed hearing his stories about his family and his trips to the cabin. My heart goes out to the family and I pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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  51. My heartfelt sympathies are with Stewarts family at this difficult time. I remember the good old days of hunting with Stewart and Roger in Radium, Colorado. Stewart was a great outdoorsman who I enjoyed hunting with. He will be missed greatly but not forgotten.

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  52. If you wanted to know the kind of guy Stew was, you’d only have to read through the messages here. They capture his essence perfectly. He was a wonderful human being and I loved the guy.

    I met Stew over 20 years ago when we were founding members of the Manufacturing Geeks Club at Solbourne. We worked together for many years, and have stayed in touch since. When we last talked a few weeks back, it was business for about 30 seconds and catching up on life for 30 minutes. He was beaming with pride over the phone as he told me about Jack and Lexanne and their progress. My heart goes out to them and to Suzanne. I can only hope that they can take some comfort from the outpouring of love here.

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  53. I worked with Stew at Solbourne, he was always quick with a smile and a good story. I enjoyed working with him, and he was a great guy. He will be missed. My condolences to his family, they are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  54. I believe the first time I met Stewart was at Rogers home while preparing for a yet another hunting adventure. Stew was still in High School and I can recall the rush to the mountains as soon as was able to get home from school. Stew was as busy in life as his brother Roger was and I know Stewart always looked up to his big brother. Stew was competitive and I believe he had a silent competition with Roger.

    Stew, like the entire Harris family had a love for the outdoors. Stew was a great hunting partner and I learned a lot from Stew and Roger. I always looked forward to our time together.

    Looking back now I think Stewart was not just a friend but a brother to me as well. I will miss him and there will always be an emptiness around the campfire………. however, we do have many stories to reflect on.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family but especially to Suzanne, Jack and Lexanne.

    God Bless this family and give them the strength to work though this loss.

    I have experienced loss in my life and for me this modified quote describes loss and hope very well.

    Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the grace of God. -Aeschylus

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  55. When I started at Solbourne I knew nothing about Oracle. That is when I met Stew. He shared his vast knowledge of ERP with me and how the many apps worked together. Stew was amazing. We shared photos of our cabins and he shared his hunting stories. It was a pleasure to have known Stewart and know he is dearly missed. I’m so sorry for your loss

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  56. Our heart goes out to all of you. Stewart truly loved his family. Thank you for sharing all those special family memories with us. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.
    ❤️🙏🏼 Laurie and Connor 🙏🏼❤️

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  57. I feel so blessed to have got to know and work with Stewart at MarkWest. He was a bright light whenever he came to visit and always willing to help and teach whenever he could. I will miss our talks and hearing the stories about Jack and Lexanne. He will be greatly missed especially his laughter and smile. Rest in peace Stewart. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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  58. I worked with stew for 4 year at MarkWest/Marathon. I never got to meet him, but sent him a bunch of emails when things were broke, he was always glad to help out my users. He cared about my users as much as I did, this stood out to me about him. I am deeply saddened by his passing and will remember him fondly.

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  59. I have been sitting here for so long and I don’t know how or what to say. When Suzanne gave me the news I didn’t want believe it, I just felt empty. He was part of my life ever since I can remember. It is better said by a friend of mine who I was telling stories about Stew and I. She sent this to me;
    Steve thank you so much for sharing some of your great memories and stories of Stew and You!! I can only picture the two of you and your jokes on each other over the decades – I completely hear your laughter!!
    You are very lucky to have experienced such a deep and wonderful friendship and brotherhood that withstood time, war, distance, distractions.- everything that life threw at you both. He will always be a huge part of you!
    Not too many people knew that he was the friend/brother when I was going to the Gulf War, he grabbed ahold of me crying, kissed me and wouldn’t let go in the restaurant as I was telling the big moose to let go and he refused saying, I don’t give a shit what these people think. I love you buddy and you will be back.
    My heart goes out to Suzanne, Jack, Lexanne, Roger and Diana. You all were Stewart’s world.

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  60. Although I only met Stewart a few times I can’t help wiping tears from my eyes as I wright this. He was a great man who I would have liked to have gotten to know better. My prayers go out to his whole family in these difficult times we are all in. God bless you all

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  61. The news of Stewart’s passing is just heartbreaking. He was a great man and will be missed by everyone who knew him. I really enjoyed our conversations especially when it was about hunting and fishing. I will keep his family in my prayers.

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  62. I met Stew in 2012 after I first started working at MarkWest. Can’t say how much he helped what a Mentor he was. We rolled Oracle out at almost all of the Ohio, Pa and WV. Plants. Every time he was here we’d go to DJ’s and have Ribs he loved them. Always loved hearing his stories about family and hunting. We had a common interest in Football and my wife would always say are you and Stew texting again when the Broncos or Steelers were playing. I will miss him and just being able to pick up the phone and call when something is going on. My deepest sympathies to his Family. I’m so sorry for you loss. Just know he will be missed by everyone that knew and loved him.

    Bob

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  63. For almost 8 years, Stewart has been a part of my work life, not on a day to day basis, but he would “show up” on occasion, mostly via email, many times a phone call and a handful of times in the Pittsburgh office. It was Stew who spent 1.5 days training me on a system that was going to go live on my 3rd day of employment. Just a few weeks ago, I actually said to my coworkers, “That is the way Stew taught me!”. My “Stew Time” was related to system problems and testing. I presented many a problem to him via email and he would call me and ask, “And, why do you think this?” and I would immediately reply, “Stew, I sent you screen shots, I don’t think anything!” and he would simply laugh. The laughter was followed by his always melodic voice throwing out Oracle phrases and terminology; basically, I was lost which prompted, “Stew, can you help me or not?”. I just laughed at those memories. When he visited the Pittsburgh office, he always had a smile for everyone and his eyes would sparkle when faced with a challenge or an idea from a coworker; his smile was honest and truly sincere. I will always remember that smile. May you rest, peacefully, in the arms of God, Stew.

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  64. Deepened saddened by the sad demise of a dear friend and co-worker. Heard a lot about Stewart and gotten to work with him and always felt proud with his being by our side to help and guide.

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  65. I also worked with Stewart at Solbourne. He and I shared a passion for hunting and the Colorado outdoor lifestyle. He was always someone I enjoyed spending time with, so sad to hear of his passing.

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  66. Stewart was my neighbor at work, which meant that we talked a lot. We are different people; I’ve never been married and Stew’s life revolved around his family. In a world that seems full of accidental parents looking to do anything but spend time with their families, Stewart’s relationship with his wife and kids was outstanding. The last week I sat next to Stew, he was telling me about how he had to get Lexi new soccer shoes, again. “She’s growing so quickly,” he said. Listening to him, you’d think he was complaining about having to drop cash on new shoes, but the real reason for the conversation was just to convey his pride in his growing daughter.
    Never once did I hear him get down on Suzanne, Jack, Lexi, or his brother Roger; not one time in the 9 years I knew him. I don’t even know how that’s possible.
    My heart is breaking for the family having to move forward without his love and support. On the upside, those kids probably got more quality time with their father, at their young age, than most people get with their fathers through adulthood. Remembering the time that you had with him and remembering why you loved him so much should help you all get through this. Cherish the support that you’re getting from one another.

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  67. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Suzanne, and your family. May the love you and Stewart shared keep you strong through these difficult days. We will keep you close in our thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks as you are going through your process of grieving.

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  68. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.

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  69. With deeply heartfelt sympathy to Stewart’s family. Stewart will always be remembered as the kind and gentle soul he was to all who knew him.
    Lovingly,
    Barbara Edwards

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  70. I am saddened to hear of of Stewart’s passing and my heart goes out to you all, Suzanne, Jack, Lexi, Roger, and Lisa. I read through many of the guestbook entries and am also saddened I didn’t really know him as an adult. We are cousins, but hadn’t seen each other since childhood. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today.

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  71. In our lives, we cross paths with many people. Stewart was a bright light through our collaboration on projects. He was a brilliant, caring and giving team member, always ready to help a colleague. I will always remember his warm personality and his giving ways. Solbourne was our home base for Oracle Projects, and the people who worked on those teams became my extended family. Stewart was more than a co-worker, he was family. This world lost a wonderful person, but the Heavens have gained an incredible new angel. Stewart will watch over his beautiful family from above, with love, caring and compassion, just as he did from earth. Rest in Peace my friend.

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  72. I worked with Stew at Marathon. Though I did not know him long, I enjoyed learning about his kids, family and hobbies and have enormous respect for his professional knowledge. In my last conversation with him, he asked me about running shoes. He wanted to get some good but not too expensive running shoes for his daughter, whom he was encouraging to take up running. I am an avid runner, so when I heard the news of his passing, I went for a run. I ran for Stew and his family. It seemed apropos given our last conversation. He will be missed. My thoughts are with his family.

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  73. Dear Roger & Diane:

    Sending my prayers & deepest sympathy to you & your family during this very difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

    Billie

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  74. We put a candle in the window for you today, Stewart. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful family to live beside. We know you will continue to look out for them, and so will we.
    Chris, Natalie & Ryder

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  75. Oh Stew I am so sad. You were like a little brother to me. One of my proudest moments was watching you deliver a design session at a client and when you were done you gave me that Stew grin and fist pump b/c you were so proud. You touched so many lives and were such an amazing husband and father. Rest in peace big guy! Keep an eye on us down here until we meet again.

    Suzanne, Jack, and Lexi – my heart goes out to you. You will be in my prayers during this difficult time.

    Love,
    Maureen

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  76. So very sorry for your loss.
    Stewart was such a gentle and kind person, always with a smile to share and a helping hand to lend! He was such a devoted father, husband and family man. He loved you all so very much. He will be missed but you will see him again.
    We will be praying for you.

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  77. Suzanne, Jack, Lexi, and family,

    It was with great sadness that we learned of Stewart’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times. Keeping you in our prayers.

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  78. In times like these I am often at a loss for words. Suzanne, Jack, and Lexi, my heart goes out to each of you. Please know that your school community is surrounding you with love and support and will continue as the days move forward. Much love to all of you.❤️

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  79. Stew was my MarkWest / Marathon “big brother”. He always teased me that because he was a month older than me, I had to listen to my elders! That wasn’t hard at all. Stew was so smart and had so much knowledge it was easy to listen to his advice whether about work or not. Stew taught me how to do my job and was always there for me when I had a question. He never got mad when I asked the same question more than once.
    I didn’t know his family, but like most everyone here, I sure felt like I did! He shared so many fishing, hunting, baseball and soccer stories! He beamed with pride every time he spoke of them. He was a great coworker and friend and the world will not be the same without him.

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  80. I was deeply saddened when I just heard about Stew’s passing. I worked with Stew at Marathon/MarkWest Energy Partners for over 7 years and he was not just a co-worker to our IT Applications team but a great friend to all.

    My sincere and deep condolences to the entire family and friends.

    Regretfully,
    Jud

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  81. I worked with Stewart at Solbourne. I managed the business development team for our Oracle commercial practice. We were the “goto” Oracle partner for manufacturing clients because we had the best Oracle supply chain consultants and Stewart was part of that team. If we had a project and Stewart was available – we were golden!

    Suzanne, Jack and Lexanne I am so sorry for your loss and can’t imaging the depth of your pain and sorrow. Please hold onto the words today from your pastor who said “this is not the end”.

    ….whoever hears my Word and believes him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life (John 5:24)

    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18)
    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3)

    My prayer to you all if for comfort and healing. God Bless, Gerry Scara

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  82. Very sorry from KY family of MarkWest, I remember talking with him several times over the year and him baling me out on with computer help. Sending Love and prayers for the family.

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  83. May Stew rest in Gods most perfect peace. May God give comfort and peace to those left behind to mourn his passing. May God comfort you all.

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  84. I loved visiting Stew and Lisa in the summer as a child. Stew was only one year older than me, but he never let me forget I was his “baby” niece. We often worked in the yard, then went swimming or fishing, or if we were really lucky, driving around with Lisa. One time we went to Elitch’s and since there was no line, we decided to ride the “Spider” 5-6 times in a row…something we chose to never do again. Stewart had a laugh that made everyone laugh right along with him and a light in his eye when he was talking with you that made you feel like he really wanted to hear what you had to say. We haven’t kept up with each other for years, but I can see that light in his eyes when he is with Suzanne, Jack and Lexanne. It makes me happy to see what a wonderful life he has had with you! I am so sorry for your terrible loss. God be with you.

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  85. So deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Just know the entire Kidd family is thinking of you all during this time.

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  86. I am saddened to hear that the world has lost Stewart. He was a great colleague. The twinkle in his eye, his infinite patience and calm and his joy for problem solving. Rest in peace, big man!

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  87. My memories of Stewart are of a big man with an even bigger heart. He was a great friend and co-worker, who was always willing to help out whenever you needed the help.

    As I have talked with friends of mine who were also friends of Stewart, the similarities in experiences with him were always the same, were always good, and usually had some humor in them. So I have a couple of stories to share, which I have no doubt you will either say that you had heard the same thing yourself or would say “that sounds like Stewart!”

    When I first started working with Stewart, we talked about different things. One time, we talked about how our parents raised us. I shared my stories about how my mom was when I mis-behaved or stepped out of line. Then, Stewart share his. He said to me, “My Mom was determined that her boys were going to be tough and could handle anything. She was hard on us.” I said, “Well, how hard was it?” Then Stewart would start off on a story about how his mom would drop him and Roger off in the woods somewhere and they would have to find their way home or build a shelter and fire for the night and she would pick them up in the morning. Then he would talk about how if he stepped out line, that Ma would chase after him with a frying pan. He never said whether Ma caught him or not. I am guessing she did not.

    Stewart loved bears. I remember him talking about how he was planning a trip to Russia to hunt bears there. He also once told me about going to Kodiak Island in Alaska. He was really pumped up by the experience. He was adamant when he proclaimed to me that he thought it should be a requirement of all U.S citizen to spend time on Kodiak Island. He was serious.

    Back in 1999, Stewart and I were working on an Oracle ERP implementation at a disk drive manufacturer near the Boulder airport. After work I would go home. What did Stewart do after work? Well, Stewart wasn’t going home, he was going to look for bears. Well, I should say he was looking for a specific bear. That bear had a name. I don’t remember the name exactly, but it was somewhere along lines of Old Grey Boy or something like that. This is a bear that he had been tracking for a number of years and had tried getting this bear during hunting season, but this bear had eluded him. To Stewart, it seemed that he had found a worthy adversary and had respect for the fact that this bear had managed to avoid him. So, the next day, we are back at work and I asked him if he had any luck finding the bear. Yes, Stewart found Old Grey Boy. Not just found him, but came pretty much face to face with him. In the dark. Stewart said very nonchalantly that he did not see him, but he knew it was Old Grey Boy. “I could feel his breath on my face”, Stewart said. Then he asked me how my evening was. I then launched into a vivid description of how my life flashed before my eyes when I tripped over the electrical cord on my electric grass trimmer. You really had to have seen it to believe it.

    A couple of years later I asked him about Old Grey Boy at one of our semi-annual Solbourne retreats. Stewart recounted how he had been back to that same place a number of times and had not seen Old Grey Boy in quite some time and thought he either left the area or had passed on. Stewart seemed genuinely deflated Old Gray Boy was not around anymore.

    Stewart was unique. Stewart was a character. Now, I know that the term “character” is overused and usually refers to people who display outlandish behavior. A lot of times, that outlandish behavior is an act. Stewart was not outlandish and he definitely was not acting. He was unique, he was a character, and Stewart was genuine to the core. This is a guy who was a great collegue, friend, big game hunter, and family man. How many people do you know who are great at four things? Some are great at one or two things, but four is pretty rare. It is this person that I have the utmost respect for and who both Stephanie and I will miss dearly. Both Stephanie and I give our condolences to Stewart’s family, especially Suzanne, Jack, and Lexi.

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  88. I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Stewart. I worked with him for many years at Solbourne and on many projects. When Stew was around we always had fun. He was a gentle giant, indeed.

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