Stewart worked for many years at Portland Transmission Warehouse (PTW), where he retired as general manager and vice president in 2011
Al Stewart died at age 84, earlier last month. He worked for many years at Portland Transmission Warehouse (PTW), where he retired as general manager and vice president in 2011, and was known for his presence at many auto shows and rallies.
His love of cars began in his childhood, and after attending Lewis & Clark College, he moved to San Francisco to sell automotive parts for Wagner Company. In 1961, he returned to Portland to join Borg Warner, until forming his own company, the Stewart Group, as a manufacturer’s representative. He joined PTW after several years.
He contributed his leadership skills to the industry, serving as president of the Oregon Automotive Parts Association and the Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA). He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn.
The family said a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, they suggest
donations in his name to the Francis Center.