Stewart M. Harward


Stewart M. Harward, a retired vice president of First National Bank of Maryland, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital from complications from heart surgery. He was 83.

Funeral services for Mr. Harward will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Ruck funeral establishment, 1050 York Road in Towson. Burial will follow at Parkwood Cemetery on Taylor Avenue.

Born in Street, Harford County, Mr. Harward was a graduate of Baltimore City College. He was married in 1930 to the late Lucile Adele West Harward, who died in 1979.

He first went to work in 1926 as a teller at the Second National Bank of Maryland in Towson, later acquired by First National Bank. Except for a three-year break during World War II, he worked for First National until he retired as a vice president in 1970.

During the war, Mr. Harward served as a Navy medic, stationed aboard a hospital ship in the Pacific. He graduated after the war from McCoy College, then the evening division of Johns Hopkins University.

He was a former president of the Parkville Kiwanis Club and a member of the Board of Sessions at Aisquith Presbyterian Church in Parkville.

Survivors include two sons, Stewart M. Harward Jr. of Hamburg, West Germany, and Donald W. Harward, of Lewiston, Maine; a daughter, Sandra H. Gill of Baltimore, and four grandchildren.

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