Norman and his twin brother, Kenneth, were born June 23, 1941 to Paul E. and Margaret S. (Sandilands) Stewart. They both attended Western Hills High School and participated in extracurriculars; Norman in baseball, bowling, Future Teachers, Hi-Y, Math Club, and Chi Omega Sigma. He was known there his keen sense of humor, and both graduated in 1959.
Before they graduated, Ken signed up for the United States Marine Corps on January 29, 1959. Norman joined up a year later in 1960, six months out of high school. Lance Corporal Stewart was honorably discharged during January 1966.
After military service, Norman worked at Procter and Gamble in St. Bernard, then at U.S. Drill Head until February 1967, then Service Steel Division. Ken, on the other hand, joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a member of the 44th Recruit Class on March 27, 1966.
Norman joined the Cincinnati Police Division 2½ years later as a member of the 51st Recruit Class on September 15, 1968. He was promoted to Patrolman on December 22, 1968, issued Badge 657, and assigned to District 3 (3201 Warsaw Avenue) and, for the first of several times, he and Ken worked out the same district. On March 21, 1971, he was rotated to District 4 (7017 Vine Street), again in the same district as his brother. Norman also served in District 5 (1012 Ludlow Avenue), the new District 4 (4150 Reading Road), and District 1 (310 Ezzard Charles Drive. On February 3, 1985, Norman transferred back to District 4 and he and Ken served on the same shift until Ken retired on May 11, 1991. Norman retired a couple of months later on July 6, 1991, with 31½ years of service to his country and community and fifteen letters of appreciation and/or commendation.
Officer Norman Steward died June 18, 2023.
He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Mary Kay (Kaiser) Stewart (2010), and brother, Charles E. Stewart (1998). Officer Stewart is survived by his children, Norman P. (Christina) Stewart, Jr., Daniel J. (Chandra) Stewart, and Mark E. (Kari) Stewart; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and twin brother, retired Cincinnati Police Officer Kenneth Stewart.
Visitation will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2023 at St. Martin of Tours Church in Cheviot. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph (New) Cemetery.
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