Dr. Donald W. Stewart, a retired internist who was one of the first African-Americans to be admitted to the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Oct. 16 at Towson Manor Care.
The longtime Ashburton, Cross Keys and Pikesville resident was 87.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Madison Avenue, he was the son of Clarence Stewart, an insurance salesman, and Naomi Stewart, a schoolteacher.
He was a 1947 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Morgan State University.
According to a University of Maryland School of Medicine 2004 alumni profile, Dr. Stewart wanted to...