After two major heart surgeries, Frank lost a valiant, five-year battle with heart disease on October 11, 2016. He was a devout Christian, gifted with intelligence, integrity, generosity, compassion and humor. He was an outstanding business-man, entrepreneur, golfer and chef (a graduate of LeCordon Bleu) and an Alpine ski jumping champion and collegiate downhill champion as a member of the USAF ski team.
An orphan, born December 18, 1930, he was on his own at age 14, he worked several jobs to support himself through high school and college. He graduated from UC Berkeley in top 1% of his class. He was the first to introduce an inland Freeport distribution system (then the largest in the US).
While serving in the USAF during the Korean conflict (in Germany) he met his first wife Carlene. He was a devoted father of their seven children.
From 1956 – 1960 he was a professor at California Berkeley, then served on the faculty of the University of Utah until 1965. He was also a CPA, business consultant, and renowned economist and expert forensic witness.
In 1993 he married Shireen Malouf in Bali, Indonesia. They enjoyed a life filled with world travel, times on their boat in San Diego and several business ventures in Utah and Arizona. Their special passion was operating Camp Shadow Pines (co-founded by Shireen in 1980) for special needs children and thousands of others.
Survivors include his wife, Shireen; Sons: Scott (Karen), Greg (Desi), Stephen (Allison), Tom (Stephanie), and Ken (Becky); daughters: Sandy (Steve) and Julie (Gregory) and 3 step-sons:
Jack (Oanh), Valente (Tamara) and Adrian (Jeanette) as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank our many caregivers and the team from Hospice for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, please consider the Arizona Community Foundation, 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 405B, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (azfoundation.org) (ref: Frank and Shireen Stuart Charitable Fund) or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Visitation is Monday, October 17, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. at Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale. Reception will follow the service. Entombment will take place at 3:00 P.M. at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale.