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Wade Anthony Stewart

June 29, 1950 ~ March 19, 2022 (age 71)

Obituary

Wade Stewart, engineer, business owner, employer and all around generous person died early Saturday morning March 19, 2022 at the Mercy San Juan hospital in Carmichael, CA with his wife Kelly Belmont-Stewart by his side.  Wade battled diabetes for years and it finally took his life.

Wade Anthony Stewart was born June 29, 1950 in Alhambra, CA to Wendell and Elizabeth Stewart.  He was raised in Alhambra and graduated Mark Keppel High School.  He was always a very bright and curious boy and you could find him tearing many things, toys etc. apart just to see how they worked.  He was a genius in disguise.  Wade was very interested in electronics and music and he excelled at both.  He had a beautiful voice, played many instruments just by picking them up and tooting or strum them until he figured out how to make them play great music.  He repaired amplifiers and more as a young man and began designing; Rock Amps was his first really cool item.  As time and experience moved on he began designing and building many things that went along with bands and music and founded Stewart Electronics and developed it into a business in the Sacramento area where he employed hundreds people over the years. He was also the VP of Engineering for Soundstream Technologies where he designed and manufactured many of their products at Stewart Electronics. Wade was told more than once “you can’t do it that way” to which he would say “sure you can”.  He won awards for his innovative designs; and developed ever easier manufacturing processes as well.

Wade demonstrated his generosity and pay-it-forward many times to complete strangers, family and friends alike often  with a smile and a giggle.

Wade Stewart is survived by his wife Kelly Belmont-Stewart, a half-brother Craig, three sisters Susan, Cindy and Diane as well as a number of nieces and nephews. To many he was just known as Ace.

There is a GoFundMe account set up to assist Kelly at GoFundMe.com and donations can be made in his honor to the American Diabetes Society.

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