Long-time Businessman, Casa Ford Founder Dies
POSTED: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:24pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:25pm
EL PASO — Long-time El Paso businessman and the founder of Casa Ford, Wallace Lowenfield has died.
Lowenfield died Sunday at the age of 84. He made an impact on everyone he knew, especially his family.
"My grandfather is one of the most amazing men I know,” said grandson Justin Lowenfield. “He was my mentor and a huge blessing on my life and all the lives here at the dealership.”
He started Casa Ford in September 1969 and built it to the company it is today.
“He was the one that founded it back in 1969 and decided then that the name would be Casa because he believed in family. It just goes to speak how big his heart really was," said Justin Lowenfield.
Many employees said Lowenfield was the best boss they have ever had.
“He was just very passionate about his people,” said long-time employee Robert Vitela. “He loved and cared for everybody. He was a no non-sense type of guy, but trust me, very passionate in showing and caring for his people, that's why I'm still here."
Lowenfield's funeral is at St. Clement's Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday.