Stewart D. Neish, age 73, of Greenville, PA, passed away at his home Friday morning, December 22, 2017 after a prolonged illness.

He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 6 September, 1944, to parents David and Annie Neish.  After completing school, Stewart emigrated to British Columbia, Canada, and later settled in the San Francisco Bay area.  He had a successful career as a photographic engineer, and specialized in IMAX cinematography, which enabled him to travel on many film projects all over world.

It was in the San Francisco area that Stewart met Mary Jo Magargee, also of Greenville, and they became devoted life-long companions, eventually settling back in Greenville.

Stewart loved sailing and sailboats, as well as motor sports and photography.  In addition, he loved dogs, especially Mooshi, a German Shepherd mix whom Stewart and Mary Jo rescued from the highway while moving from San Francisco to Greenville.  He had a wonderful sense of humor, and could make people laugh at the absurdities around them – especially the absurdities in themselves- in a loving way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his loving companion of 17 years, Mary Jo Magargee.



  1. Sincerely, Kim (Logue) Smargiasso Sincerely, Kim (Logue) Smargiasso
    December 30, 2017    

    Dear Mary Jo,

    I send my sincere condolences. Based on the obiturary, I have the feeling you probably had a very interesting, creative life together.
    I hope that was so and that your time together was rich in blessings. Thinking of you as you go through this painful time of loss.

  2. Mr. & Mrs. MICHAEL Leskovac Mr. & Mrs. MICHAEL Leskovac
    January 2, 2018    

    Dear Mary Jo, So sorry for your loss, We are currently out of town and unable to come for visiting hours but want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Love JUDY & MIKE

  3. Lori Inserra Lori Inserra
    January 7, 2018    

    I am so sorry for your loss. I got to know him when you both came into Giant Eagle. I only wish I had known what he had done earlier in his life as it sounded interesting. I will keep you in my prayers.

  4. Bob Stephens and family Bob Stephens and family
    January 8, 2018    

    So sorry he was a very nice guy.

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