Stewart Pardee

Obituary of Stewart Pardee

Stewart T. Pardee of Newport, Rhode Island, age 86, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on June 21, 2007. Sailing was his life's passion. He was an intercollegiate dinghy national champion at Princeton for several years. He spent the majority of his retirement with his wife of 53 years, Erdice Rockhill Pardee, aboard their yacht Talaria cruising the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean. Before retiring, he was an advertising and public relations executive at Doremus & Co., Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp., and General Precision Equipment Corp. in New York. He previously held related positions with Mikkelsen Co., R. H. Donnelley Corp., and the New York Sun. Mr. Pardee left Princeton after sophomore year and became a navigator and later a skipper in the Amphibian Command. He commanded a 45-foot staff boat in New Guinea, New Britain, and the Philippines during WW II. He was inducted into the College Sailing Hall of Fame by the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association of North America in 1976. He was an accomplished singer in church choirs and a member of the Amateur Comedy Club. He is survived by his wife and three children, Lelia Erdice Pardee-Haller of Monterey, CA, Stewart Trevor Pardee, Jr., of Norfolk, VA, and Margaret Trevor Pardee, of Newport, RI.; and his sister, Margaret Bates of Carmel, CA. Internment at Woodlawn Cemetery, NY, will be private and the memorial service in Newport, RI, will be announced. Funeral arrangements are by the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport, RI. 02840.
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