|Stewart R. Winstein|
|May 28, 1914 - June 15, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois
|Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday June 18, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 19, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Stewart Winstein, 96, of Rock Island, IL, passed away in his sleep June 15, 2010 at Fountains Memory Care Unit in Davenport, IA.
The visitation will be Friday, June 18, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, from 3-7 PM, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. by Trio Lodge 57 A.F. & A.M., Rock Island. Services are on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home at 11 AM. In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to Alleman High School, 1103 40th St., Rock Island, IL 61201.
Stewart was born May 28, 1914 in Viola, IL to Avbram and Ester Winstein, the youngest of three children. He married Dorothy, the love of his life. The two were married for nearly 50 years when Dorothy passed in January 2004. He leaves behind one son, Arthur Winstein; two grandchildren, Josette Hunt of Libertyville, IL and Samuel R. Winstein of Rock Island, IL. In addition he left behind his beloved daughters, Vicki Bluedorn and Pamela S. Winstein. A graduate of Davenport High School in 1931, he received his college degree from Augustana in 1935. His law degree was earned from the University of Chicago in 1938 and also a Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary) in 1987.
He was the Senior Partner in the firm he founded, Winstein, Kavensky, & Cunningham, a member of the American, Chicago and Rock Island County Bar Associations.
Stewart served as the 17th District Democratic State Central Committeeman from 1970-1997, Treasurer of the Illinois State Democratic Party, Public Administrator of Rock Island County, and Finance Officer of the State of Illinois. Additionally, he served as commissioner of the Metropolitan Airport Authority and on the Board of Trustees of Marycrest College. He frequently spoke to legal & civil organizations, gave newspaper & radio interviews and conducted seminars for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. In addition, he frequently wrote for the Illinois Bar Journal, the Illinois Family Law, the Southern Illinois University Law School Bar Journal, and numerous other publications.