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William C. Stuart

April 6, 1934 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


William “Bill” Crandall Stuart, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 17, 2023, at the age of 89. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Anna-Mona (nee- Lundgren), his children Ann-Marie (John) and Jennifer as well as his granddaughter Allie (Brent) and his great granddaughters Aubrey, Evie, and Mila.

Bill was born in Los Angeles, California to Charles and Marion Stuart on April 6th, 1934. He was born youngest of four children; twin brother and sister, Chuck and Mary (1928), and sister Anne (1931). Bill grew up in Los Angeles graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1952. Growing up Bill was very active in the scouts, if you knew Bill you knew at least one of his Eagle Scouts stories. He shared his memories and stories of his time in the Eagle Scouts with such pride as it truly did serve as an important foundation in who he was and the man he would become.

Bill put himself through UC Berkely, graduating with his degree in Business in 1957. While in college in addition to his education and work Bill participated in intramural sports and was a member of a fraternity. Later he served as president of his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, in his senior year. It was during his time away at college and through his fraternity where he made many life long friendships.

After graduation he spent two years in the Army serving at Eniwetok. Following his time in the Army, having saved up money, he and his best friend decided to travel through Europe. A true adventure of a lifetime. It was on this trip that Bill would meet his wife, Anna-Mona, while traveling through Stockholm, Sweden.

Anna-Mona and Bill would go on writing to one another long distance until Anna-Mona immigrated to the United States a year later. Then a year later and the couple would be married and ready to begin their long and happy future together. The two settled in Laguna Beach, California where they would welcome their daughters Ann-Marie and Jennifer.

A career opportunity moved Bill, Anna-Mona and their two young children to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1970, where they settled in Indian Hill for many years to come.

Bill began his career in Sales. His success in his positions and strong business relationships brought him to a position of management in Cincinnati. Bill’s work ethic was unlike most, it was this hard work and drive that provided Bill the chance to begin his own company, Portion Pac Incorporated (PPI).

Bill was very proud of his company and the role he played as President. He took his role as a leader very seriously, going out of his way to get to know his employees individually. To Bill the key to being a great leader was about being an even better motivator. Ensuring that his employees felt heard and respected meant everything to him as he knew this was the key to running a successful company. Bill and his partners eventually sold PPI to Heinz in 1991 enabling him to retire. Early retirement for Bill was really an opportunity for him to give back by volunteering his business experience and knowledge. He spent many years serving his community and finding new ways to give back. Bill showed his love through his service, it is because of that many lives have been positively impacted.

After Bill spent years doing meaningful and gratifying volunteer work, he and Anna-Mona decided to officially retire and move back to California. They had lived forty years in Indian Hill, raised two daughters and created and sold a company, but it was time for a new chapter. They then moved to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California; the very location Bill and Anna-Mona went on their honeymoon nearly 50 years prior. Bill had always promised Anna-Mona that they would one day return to Carmel-by-the-Sea and he held to his promise. Yet another example of the just how good of a man Bill truly was. It wasn’t until the last few years that they returned to Cincinnati to be near family.

A priority in life for Bill and his wife was travel. The two were fortunate enough to be able to see a vast majority of this world and shared as much of it as they could with their children and granddaughter. Life was always about experiences for Bill, creating memories and living life to its fullest.

Bill also loved sports and participated in many through his life, sand volleyball being his favorite when he was younger as well as golf throughout his life. It wasn’t just about playing sports for Bill though, as Anna-Mona would say, “he’ll watch anything that rolls.” Through the years Bill had season tickets to the Stingers, Bengals and the Reds, and a box at the Cincinnati Tennis Tournament (ATPs). All of which helped to successfully raise two sports loving daughters and granddaughter, thus ensuring he always had someone to watch a game with.

Bill was an amazingly kind and genuine person. His positive outlook as well as his easy and approachable way made it a joy to spend time with him. He loved to tell his silly “Stuart humor” jokes all while laughing along. Bill’s laugh and smile was genuine and kind, but also contagious.

Doing his “dance” was his way of reminding himself not to take himself too seriously. He forever was encouraging his daughters and granddaughter to do their “dance” which quickly became an important family tradition of sorts. Traditions were important to Bill as he treasured his family and the time he spent with them. He loved and cherished being a husband, a father and a “MorFar” (Swedish for mother’s father). While he was special and important to his family and those closest to him, he was loved by so many. After all, he was everyone's #1 cheerleader. He was the very best.

Bill will be missed by all and his memories will continue to live on.

There will be a small service for immediate family members only.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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