A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 more information on the location and time will come via Facebook.
Martha Irene Stewart De Leon born May 15, 1960 in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the daughter of Judith Zucker Stewart and James Stewart. Martha attended Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Randolph High School, Randolph, New Jersey, graduating class of 1978. After high school Martha continued her education at Newcomb College of Tulane University, Class of 1982, where she received a BA in International Business. She then earned an MS in International Marketing and Business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Throughout her life Martha worked many jobs including Platt's Pharmacy in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Fashion Merchandising at Maison Blanche in New Orleans, Louisiana and at AT&T - Bell Labs/Lucent as a Market Development/Senior Project Manager/Strategic Marketing Director. On December 24, 1987 Martha married Tavo DeLeon in Chicago, Illinois and they resided in Oak Park, Illinois. Martha was a docent at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park and a lifelong FLW aficionado. A devoted dog owner and dog lover, she was also a world traveler focused on trips of a lifetime such as crossing the Atlantic on the QE2, an archeological dig in Oaxaca, Mexico, a bamboo raft trip down the Li River, Guilin, China, 3rd class rail from Spain to Morocco, a fjord trip to Scandinavia, and many other travels in Europe. A lover of indigenous cultures, colorful, stylish clothes, and fly fishing, she was also a Master SH Yu Martial Arts, an arts teacher (Craft Fairy at Ninja camp) and a talented member of the Process Painting Studio. Martha is survived by her husband Gustavo “Tavo” De Leon, Jr. and her sister Katherine Margaret Stewart West, Freyja (canine), and many devoted friends and family for whom she was a loving, classy inspiration. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 more information on the location and time will come via Facebook.