Kenneth C. Stewart, 58, died unexpectedly at his home some time over the weekend of March 20, 2010.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 14, 1951, he was the son of James P. and Edna M. Rickards Stewart. He was educated in Philadelphia schools and graduated from vocational high school, having studied carpentry and cabinet making. He later moved with his parents to New Jersey, where he devoted his time to trapping beaver and muskrat. After processing the animals he caught, he often sold muskrat meat in New Jersey and the furs in New York.

For the past 15 years, he lived in Rockland and enjoyed the fellowship he found at Lakeview Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Rockport.

Besides his parents of Pine Hill, N.J., Ken is survived by two brothers, Mark D. Stewart of Atco, N.J., and James P. Stewart III of Clementon, N.J.; a sister, June A. Meilahn and her husband, Dale, of Runnemede, N.J.; as well as four nephews, Phillip Meilahn and his wife, Amy, David Meilahn, Daniel Meilahn and Ryan Stewart.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. at Lakeview Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Route 17 in Rockport. The Rev. Stephen Tracey will officiate.

Arrangements are with the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland.