Feb. 26, 1939 – May 10, 2013

Paul C. Stewart of Grand Island, an elder and associate pastor at Greater Refuge Temple of Christ Church, died Friday in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 74.

Born in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Stewart had a 38-year career with General Motors, working in Kansas City, Kan., and the Town of Tonawanda.

While in Kansas City, he was an associate pastor of Greater Pentecostal Temple.

He was member of Greater Refuge Temple in Buffalo for more than 20 years. He was pastor of the Women’s Ministry; assistant to Missionary Theresa Bonner of the Ministry of Compassion; pastor over communion at the Delaware Heights and Waterfront nursing homes; and pastor over bedside communion at Erie County Medical Center; and he conducted noonday prayer.

Mr. Stewart retired from General Motors in 2000.

Survivors include his wife, the former JoAnn Wiley; three daughters, Audresha Wilson, Deneen Goldsmith and Nicole; and a sister, the Rev. Janet Stewart.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Greater Refuge Temple of Christ, 943 Jefferson Ave.,