Public viewing set for former WVU football coach Bill Stewart
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West Virginia University announced Tuesday that there will be a public viewing of former football coach Bill Stewart from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday at the Morgantown Event Center, 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, W.Va. Stewart, 59, died Monday when he suffered a heart attack while playing in a charity golf tournament in Weston, W.Va. A private Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Morgantown. Burial will be in New Martinsville, W.Va., his hometown.
The family requests contributions be made to the Bill Stewart Memorial Community Fund, care of the Morgantown Community Trust, P.O. Box 409, Morgantown, W.Va., 26507. Arrangements are by McCulla Funeral Home, Morgantown.
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First Published May 23, 2012 12:00 am