The Obit For Bob Stewart

Former Baseball Coach at Federal Way Dies

FROM: The Seattle Times ~
By Craig Wilson, Staff Reporter

Bob Stewart, who coached baseball at Federal Way High School for many years, died Thursday at age 68 after an eight-month battle with mesothelioma (asbestos cancer).

Stewart's Federal Way teams won five South Puget Sound League championships and placed as high as third at state. He was the state coach of the year in 1972.

Among the players he coached is Dan Spillner, who pitched in the major leagues for 12 seasons.

Stewart played high-school baseball and basketball at Wapato, and spent one season as a Cincinnati Reds minor-leaguer.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Diana; son Michael Stewart, daughter Teresa Houser and three grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, in Federal Way. At his request, the family suggests donations be made to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.