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1948 Stuart 2024

Stuart E Bishop

May 24, 1948 — May 24, 2024

San Lorenzo

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In loving memory of Stuart E. Bishop, it is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to a beloved husband, father, pastor, and veteran. Stu was born on May 24, 1948, in Berkeley, CA, to his parents Robert D. Bishop and Hanora (VanNieuwenhuysen) Bishop.


Stu dedicated over 30 years of his life to service as the pastor of Joy in Him Christian Fellowship, where he touched the lives of many with his compassionate and unwavering commitment to helping others. His congregation found comfort in his wise counsel and genuine desire to make the world a better place.


Not only was Stu a pillar of faith in his community, but he also bravely served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, demonstrating his courage and selflessness for his country.


Described as both compassionate and intelligent, Stu possessed a kind spirit that made him approachable to all who knew him. He was always eager to lend a helping hand in any way he could, leaving a lasting impact on those around him.


Preceded in death by his wife Elaine of 46 years, Stu peacefully passed away at home on May 24, 2024, on his birthday, leaving behind a legacy of love and service that will be cherished forever. He is survived by his four sons: Damon Bishop (Arnold), Brian Bishop (DeAnn), Kevin Bishop, and Jonathan Bishop (Rose).


Stu was a grandfather to Briana (Travis Hamer), Alex, Hanora, William, Brendan, Nolan, and Gabriella. He was a great grandfather to Gus (Hamer) and Van (Hamer).


As we mourn the loss of Stuart E. Bishop, let us also celebrate the remarkable life he lived and the countless lives he touched along the way. May his memory continue to inspire us to follow in his footsteps of kindness and compassion. Rest in peace, dear Stu.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to assist with expenses related to finalizing Stu's estate.

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