Kevin Nathan Stewart

Born: Mon., Oct. 22, 1962
Died: Tue., Apr. 28, 2020


Family to do services at later date


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Kevin Nathan Stewart, age 57, of Pottsville, PA passed away Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown.
Born in Pottsville, PA on October 22, 1962, he was the son of the late Alexander and Nancy (Hawley) Stewart.
Kevin was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School, Class of 1980. He first worked in the weights and scales division of PA State Police and later PENNDOT and then became the President and CEO at Pennsylvania Motor Trucking Association Camp Hill, PA.
Kevin was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Port Carbon, a member of the Mason's Pottsville Pulaski Lodge #216. He was a 2nd degree black belt in karate, a very active coach with his kids in the sports they played while growing up and also was an avid hunter, he loved riding motorcycles, and watching Philadelphia sports. Kevin was involved in government legislature and committees and mentoring people through out the nation.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Kevin Nathan Stewart Jr., nephew Adam C. Kauffman, great niece Carter Paige Steranko.
Kevin is survived by his wife of 39 years Elizabeth L. (Kauffman) Stewart, Palo Alto; a son Brian Stewart and his wife Allison and expecting grandson on May 23rd, Bethlehem; a daughter Amanda Hollenbush and her husband Erik, Palo Alto; two sisters: Nancy Ellen Kimmel and partner Joe Yost; and Cindie and her husband Robby Vidal; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law Norman and Doris Kauffman Sr; brothers-in-law Norman and Carla Kauffman Jr and David Kauffman; sisters-in-law: Deniece and Scott Krater, Lorie and Dave Steranko, and Becky Berger and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services and interment will be held private due to the pandemic situation and there will be a memorial service announced at a later date.
The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to  www.robertaevansjrfh.com

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Bob Baum
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
My heart felt deepest and sincere condolences! I have been blessed to know Kevin for more than 30 years. His intelligence, sincerity, thoughtfulness and true friendship blessed my life! He was my teacher, example and beloved friend! I certainly knew of his illness and struggle; but, did not know it had gone to far along. Which is but one example of his strength and personality!
I pray to see you again one day my dear brother; in the loving arms of Jesus!
Love and prayers to his family and all those who knew him as I do!
Bob Baum, Wyomissing Police Dept. (RCB06 Retired)

Mary Gaiski
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Kevin was my go to when navigating transportation laws and regulations or when helping members who felt they were wrongly cited by enforcement officials. After he retired from the state and went to work for PMTA, Kevin remained an invaluable resource. Kevin worked tirelessly to ensure that the needs of Commercial Motor Vehicles were met and was truly respected by both State and Federal Officials. His knowledge and friendship cannot be replaced. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time… Mary Gaiski, EVP, PMHA

Rick Haywood/Sales Manager Jones Performance Products
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Kevin was a great leader and always had a smile and always was happy to see me at the PMTA events. I appreciated his guidance as I became a member of the PMTA family. The Stewart family has my condolences.

John Jubinsky
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Very sorrow to hear about Kevin ,one good friend,I worked with Kevin for 25 years in the same dept,great instructor and friend.God Bless everyone,John

Kim & Paul Berg
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Kevin. We attended many PMTA events with Kevin and he was a true professional and a wonderful leader for the PMTA. A wonderful man who will be truly missed.

Deb Sindall
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Kevin was a wonderful of integrity with a wonderful personality. It was great working with him. Deb S.

Rich Sebring
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Kevin will be deeply missed. Keven helped and guided me through all the DOT regulations dealing with Commonwealth owned trucks. He brought me into PMTA which has been both a benefit along with a great education.
What a great Teacher & Friend, One of a Kind.
We at Correctional Industries will miss you brother.
Rest In Peace! So Mote it Be.

Cindy Urban
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you and your family on your great loss. I was fortunate enough to get to know Kevin through his good friend, Mike Lockhart who was our safety director here at Klapec Trucking Co. Whenever I would contact Kevin at the PMTA, he was always very helpful and kind. He will be missed. - Sincerely, Cindy Urban, Pres. Klapec Trucking Co., Reno, PA

Craig Shuey
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
To the Stewart Family,

I am very sad to hear this news and know that you must be feeling a great loss, especially under these conditions. I worked with Kevin for many years and always appreciated his candor and dedication, especially in his safety related roles. He made a lasting contribution to the transportation industry and he will be missed.

Sincerely,
Craig R. Shuey
PA Turnpike Commission

Mitchell J Scalia
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
My deepest condolences go out to Kevin's family and friends. I worked with Kevin for many years at PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police. Kevin was not just a co-worker, but a very good friend. We all lost a good friend with Kevin's passing. Kevin made the world a better place. Rest in peace Kevin until we meet again some day. I love you brother.

David Mace
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I hope that your family finds comfort during this difficult time. I only met your father once, but it was obvious that he was proud of you.

Don Savelli
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Deepest heartfelt condolences to Kevin's family and many friends. I have had the blessing to have known, worked, trained, traveled and taught with a truly remarkable man. Kevin was more than a good friend, he was a brother. I loved his humor and practical jokes, his willingness to help anyone who asked him. He was truly a remarkable man and I will miss him greatly. May God be with you my brother. Until we meet again rest in peace.

Stephen Heiber
   Posted Fri May 01, 2020
My deepest condolences go out to Kevin's family and friends. I work with Kevin's son Brian. Brian is not just a co-worker, but a very good friend. Brian always enjoyed hunting with his Dad or just spending time with him.

Brian there are no words that can begin to capture the magnitude of your loss. I'm so sorry that you and your family are going through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Robert York
   Posted Fri May 01, 2020
It is with deepest sadness that I express my condolences to the Stewart family. Kevin was my friend and mentor. He always treated me with kindness........... I am forever grateful, he will be missed.

Andrew Barrow
   Posted Fri May 01, 2020
I am saddened by the loss of Kevin. I was a police officer for 20 years and Kevin provided me with training to inspect commercial vehicles. I often called him while I was along a road with a truck and he was truly the most knowledgeable truck guy in the state. I really got to know him at a training course in the western part of the state because we stayed at the same hotel and ate dinner together a few times. Kevin got me a seat in the course even though registration was closed and he always referred to me as his “home boy” because I grew up in Port Carbon. Please accept my deepest condolences for this loss of such a good person.

Derrick Graham
   Posted Sat May 02, 2020
Truly sorry for your loss. I meet Kevin through the PMTA and learned a lot from him over the years. I will keep your family in my prayers...

Aaron Rensel
   Posted Mon May 04, 2020
I only knew Kevin a few short years. I too met him through the PMTA. He guided myself and the company I represented through quite a few issues. You just couldn’t ask for a better guy. His knowledge of Dot issues was only out done by his sense of humor. It saddens me beyond words. I live in the western end of the state and I know he was very happy with his Eagles Super Bowl win. I wish I would have taken more time to keep in closer contact. The only thing left to say is I hope Kevin and Mikey are enjoying a Long Island ice tea looking down at all of us. My deepest sympathy to his family. SYOTOS old friend.

William Buckley
   Posted Mon May 04, 2020
My condolences, Kevin will be deeply missed as a true friend.

Dean Summerville
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
What a great loss to the world, Kevin will be missed by so many. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.

Dean Summerville
Klapec Trucking Company.

Tom Kauffman, Upper Allen Police (Retired)
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
Very sad to hear. Kevin was my MCSAP instructor in the late 90's and was a WEALTH of knowledge in all things trucks. He will be missed.

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