Obituary — Harry William ‘Chip’ Stewart III

Obituary — Harry William ‘Chip’ Stewart III

Obituary — Harry William ‘Chip’ Stewart III
August 25, 1970-August 6, 2022

CLAYTON, CA (Sept. 19, 2022) — Chip Stewart, 51, of Clayton, CA passed away peacefully on August 6, 2022 after a brave, two-plus year battle with cancer.

Chip was born on August 25, 1970 to Bill and Libby Stewart in Charlotte, NC. Growing up, Chip was a talented competitive swimmer who spent many days and weekends at Barclay Downs pool. Chip also loved skiing, hiking, fine wine, music, and any and all games. Chip had a group of incredible friends from Charlotte who he stayed in touch with and remained close to over the years.

In 1990 Chip moved to Raleigh, NC where he graduated from NC State University and met his wife, Susan, while working a summer job at a local restaurant. His love of cooking and preparing food for others is something that he carried with him throughout his life.

After graduation, Chip started a career with Target and he and Susan moved from coast to coast with stops in New Jersey, Colorado, Ohio and then to Chicago where Chip started his own business importing wine. Chip and Susan moved to Clayton in 2010 where they frequently hiked, ran and biked in Mt. Diablo State Park and made regular trips to California wine country.

Chip never met a stranger and could be counted on to find friends everywhere he went – the local hardware store, the grocery store, or while on vacation. In 2015, Chip and Susan were fortunate to spend 5 years living abroad in London and Paris. Travels took them all over Europe, to Latin America and on a memorable 20th anniversary trip to the Maldives.

Chip was a devoted uncle and spent countless hours throwing his nieces and nephews around in the pool, playing games, building Legos and teaching them various tasks in the kitchen. He had steadfast character and integrity, a generous heart, an infectious dimpled smile and a ready sense of humor that immediately made others want to join in the fun.

He is predeceased by his father, Bill, younger brother Spencer and his devoted yellow Labradors, Bailey, Bonnie and Basil. Chip is survived by his loving wife, Susan, his devoted dog, Buddy, and a wide circle of family and friends across the US and around the globe.

As requested by Chip, there will not be any traditional funeral services. Celebration of life details will be forthcoming and will involve funny stories, good friends, and a beverage or two. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Save Mt. Diablo or the American Cancer Society, two causes that were important to Chip.