Family, friends and neighbors gathered together at the WAV June 18th to celebrate the life of the well-loved, award-winning commercial director, Stew Birbrower who died at the age of 78. Stew was known for his perennial enthusiasm and encouragement toward others. In 2003, he received a “Point of Light” award from President George Bush for his work to educate the public about the problem of child sexual abuse.
He formed a mentor-ship with many who recognized his genius in advertising, playfulness in painting, and his signature zest for life. He is survived by Sylvia, his wife of 55 years of marriage, his four children and their spouses, his siblings, nine grandchildren and countless friends. He will be missed and impossible to replace.