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Stuart A. Wharton

Stuart Allen Wharton went to be with His Lord on the morning of December 15, 2020

at his home near Amanda after fighting a courageous 3 ½ year battle with stage-4 

cancer. Stuart was born on September 4, 1963, in Lancaster, to Donald Buryl Wharton

and Ruth Ellen Wharton (Loy).

   Stu graduated from Amanda-Clear Creek in 1981, and in 1982 enlisted in the United 

States Navy, along with his Amanda High classmates Chip Elder and Jay Sandy. He

graduated from the Basic Enlisted Submarine School March 3, 1983 and became a 

Plank Owner of the USS Georgia SSBN729, an Ohio-Class Nuclear Submarine, which

was commissioned on February 11, 1984.

   In December of 1986, following his discharge from active Naval duty, Stu went to work 

for the family business, Buckeye Products. He subsequently earned his undergraduate 

degree in Industrial Technology from Ohio University (Lancaster and Athens) and in

2000 he became president of Buckeye following the July passing of Donald, a position

that he held until the present.

   Besides serving in the Navy Reserves, where he earned his full military retirement, Stu

was a long-time member of American Legion Post 11, in Lancaster, where he served as

a past Post Commander and was a long-time Trustee. Stu was also a member of the

 Fairfield County Voiture Locale #498 of the 40/8, where he served as the 8th District 

Cheminot and Sou Cheminot, and was also a long-time serving Locale Correspondent. 

   Stuart was preceded in passing by his parents, Donald and Ruth; his paternal grand-

parents, Buryl Wharton and Anna Wharton (Moyer); his maternal grandparents, 

Jennings Loy and Mary Opal Loy (Dennison); his cousins, Timothy Keller and Robert

Loy, Jr.; along with many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his brother, Terrance

Wharton, of Amanda, by his aunt and uncle, Carolyn and Daniel Wharton, of Amanda, 

in addition to several loving cousins.

   Heartfelt appreciation is extended to the staff at Fairfield Medical Center, to the staff

at The James, at Ohio State University, and to the entire staff at Heartland Hospice, of


   Stuart's visitation will take place on Sunday, December 20, from 2-5 PM, at the Taylor Theller 

Funeral Home, in Amanda. His funeral service will held at Floral Hills Memory Gardens,

on Coonpath Rd., on Monday December 21, at 1:30 PM. with Pastor Steve Hayes of 

the Laurelville Church of God officiating, and Military Honors to be performed by 

AMVETS Post 2256 Honor Guard, of Circleville.

   In lieu of flowers, the family urges that donations be made to Heartland Hospice.

   In accordance with State mandates, COVID Protocols including facial coverings and social distancing will be followed.

   Condolences may be made at www.mytaylorfuneralhome.com.

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The Angilletta family remembers fondly memories of Stu. Bless his family.

Eileen Angilletta Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

I was blessed to have Stu as a shipmate on the USS Georgia and am so glad we crossed paths. He was one of those people that just left a lasting impression on you because of his good nature. Miss you Stu. Rest your oars....we have the watch.

Barry Wass Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Family -
We share your grief, and are very thankful for a chance meeting recently, and a conversation with Stu.
In strict quarantine since March 4th, we were taking a Sunday morning drive late in the summer, and on the way home on SR159, saw someone out on a tractor watching over a brush fire, and drove up in the lane and found Stu. He recognized us and we had a nice talk, catching up on things, and he shared his health situation, which had been unknown to us.
We will treasure that time together, and are very sorry that we won't be able to attend services for Stu; we shared with him that I lost my younger sister, Ellyn, and not being able to attend services because of my health and the restrictions we're following, so I know he'd understand.
We're with you in thought and prayers.
Bob & Carol Trocchia

Bob & Carol Trocchia Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes
and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.
The former things has passed away. (Revelation 21:3,4)

Elnora Webb Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM