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Master Mechanic Elex Stewart, 100



Elex Stewart. Photo courtesy of the family.

Elex Stewart, a retired Alameda County auto mechanic, passed away on Friday April 28. He was 100 years old.

Stewart was born on Sept. 25, 1922, in Port Hudson, La., the second of the nine children his parents, Eddie and Mary Stewart, brought into the world. He received his high school education at Southern University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, LA.

A veteran of the World War II, Stewart continued his education in Oakland, CA, at Heald Business School and Laney Trade School and became a master mechanic.

Employed by Alameda County for over 30 years, he also established his own auto repair business and was a successful property owner.

Stewart married the love of his life, Mary Joyce Stewart, in 1943. Together they raised four daughters, Yvonne, Joyce Ann, Linda, and Apryle.

Stewart was a man of faith and as a member of Allen Temple Baptist Church for over 60 years he contributed to the growth of the church and the community. Stewart was a beloved family man and friend and will be missed by many.

Stewart was preceded in death by his wife, three of his daughters, his grandson Charles, and five of his siblings. He is survived by his daughter Yvonne, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.

Stewart’s family arranged for a celebration of his life at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland.

The post Master Mechanic Elex Stewart, 100 first appeared on Post News Group. This article originally appeared in Post News Group.


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