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Thomas Ozz Stewart

Thomas (Ozz) Stewart, age 62, of Erie, passed away on June 7, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Erie on October 23, 1955 son of Paul Stewart and the late Esther Gabor Stewart.


A graduate of Harbor Creek High School, Ozz enlisted in the Army in the fall of 1976. His time in the service took him to Fort Ord in Monterey, California, where he spent any free time racing up and down the Pacific Coast Highway in his 1976 MGB convertible. The next stop took him overseas to Camp Casey, Korea, where he met his wife. Ozz finished his time in the Army at Fort Lewis, Washington, ultimately achieving the rank of Sergeant with an honorable discharge in June 1980, collecting a Letter and Certificate of Appreciation, Meritorious Service Award, Soldier Service Award, Army Commendation Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal along the way.

After returning home to Erie, Ozz resumed work at General Electric, where he worked on locomotives until he retired in 2011. A self-proclaimed Jack-of-All-Trades (Master of None), he earned an associate's degree in architecture and enjoyed dreaming up home renovation designs and projects. He participated in various leagues over the years: softball, bowling, and darts. Other interests included music: he was an avid record collector and spent time playing in a few garage bands over the years with his treasured Fender Precision Bass (Rachel).

Ozz is survived by his father, Paul, brothers and sisters Jim (Mary), Rob, Mary Ellen (Ron), Kathy, and Bill (Tammy), his wife Yong, and daughters Christine and Shelley.

A private memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Immediately following, friends and family will gather at the East Erie Moose Lodge (6060 Iroquois Ave, Harborcreek) at 3:00pm.

The Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc. 2607 Buffalo Rd., is handling the arrangements.

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