Tribute to Alvin Bernard Stewartby Representative Robert A. Brady
Posted on 2015-12-18
in the house of representatives
Friday, December 18, 2015
Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise to mourn the loss of
my dear friend, Al Stewart. Al was a giant of a man with a heart of
pure gold. He was the person everyone in his community came to when
they needed a helping hand. He never turned anyone away in their hour
of need. He was a friend to everyone and a true pillar of our
Al Stewart was deeply committed to the safety and security of his fellow citizens. He bravely served his country in our Army during the Korean Conflict. He also served in the Philadelphia Police Department for 25 years, including 5 years in the Gang Control Division.
His commitment to our citizens did not end when he left the Police Department. He moved to the Board of Revision of Taxes where he was dedicated to ensuring that our seniors and citizens of modest means were not unfairly taxed.
Mr. Speaker, Al Stewart honorably served the people of Northwest Philadelphia as a community leader and as their City Councilman. But, his greatest service was as a husband and a father. He deeply loved his late wife Ojetta and was devoted to his children Alinda, Shellyn, and Dwayne.
Al leaves a great legacy behind as he goes on to his reward. Those of us who knew him are better off for that privilege. So, I ask all of my colleagues in the House to join me in honoring him today.
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