Obituaries

Bill Templeton, longtime SW Florida Toyota dealer, dies at 84

1:46 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2013
Bill Templeton, former owner of Fort Myers Toyota in Fort Myers, Fla., died May 20. He was 84.... Read More »

 

Obituary: Bill Bruce

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Bill Bruce, the first general manager of Nissan's Infiniti Division when it was launched in 1989, died May 28. He was 70. He was a pioneer in bringing customer service pampering to automobile dealerships and customer relationships.... Read More »

 

David Markin, former owner of Checker Motors, dies at 82

1:51 pm U.S. ET | May 31, 2013
Former Checker Motors Corp. owner David Markin, 82, died Thursday after a monthlong illness. He was a resident of Palm Beach, Fla., and Dorset, Vt.... Read More »

 

Bill Bruce, Infiniti's first general manager, dies at 70

4:00 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2013
Bill Bruce, the first general manager of Nissan's Infiniti division when it was launched in 1989, died May 28 after a lengthy battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was 70.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Information about James Lawrence, former publisher at NADA Used Car Guide, and A.B. Shuman, a product spokesman for Mercedes-Benz of North America Inc.... Read More »

 

James Lawrence, NADA Used Car Guide publisher, dies

5:15 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2013
James Lawrence, former publisher of NADA Used Car Guide, died May 6. He was 90.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2013
Information about Steve Dyer, CEO of Dick Dyer & Associates Mercedes-Volvo in Columbia, S.C.... Read More »

 

OBITUARY

S.C. dealer Steve Dyer dead at 56

1:55 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steve Dyer, CEO of Dick Dyer & Associates Mercedes-Volvo here, died March 27. He was 56. Steve Dyer had worked for Dick Dyer & Associates, which was founded by his father, since he was a teenager.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2013
Information about Lawrence Handy, co-founder of Handy Auto Dealerships in St. Albans, Vt.... Read More »

 

Lawrence Handy, longtime Vermont dealer, dies

4:24 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2013
Lawrence Handy, co-founder of Handy Auto Dealerships in St. Albans, Vermont, died April 1. He was 83.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2013
Information about Jim Bruner, who had a long career with Chrysler Financial.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2013
Information about Arnie Addison, a founder of Bay Cities Auto Auction in Hayward, Calif., and John Broderick, an automotive consultant who had worked for Ford Motor Co. and Subaru of America.... Read More »

 

Arnie Addison, founder of Bay Cities Auto Auction in Calif., dies

5:21 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2013
Arnie Addison, a founder of Bay Cities Auto Auction in Hayward, Calif., died March 1. He was 83.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2013
Information about David Allen, owner of Allen Toyota-Scion and Allen Hyundai in Gulfport, Miss.... Read More »

 

Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2013
Information about Bill Whitaker, a longtime Buick dealer in St. Paul, Minn.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2013
Information about Maxie Price Sr., a car dealer in the Atlanta area for many years; Willie Racine, a longtime Jeep dealer in Vermont; Joseph Allen Sartain, a longtime Ford dealer in Alabama; and Phil Smart Sr., a longtime car dealer and civic leader in Seattle.... Read More »

 

Roy Brown, designer of Ford's Edsel, dies at 96

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2013
Roy Brown Jr., the automotive designer best known for his role in creating the Edsel, one of Ford Motor Co.'s biggest product flops, died Sunday, Feb. 24. He was 96.... Read More »

 

Abraham Venable, GM's envoy to black-owned business, dies at 82

5:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2013
Abraham S. Venable, who oversaw General Motors' outreach to black-owned businesses during the 1970s and 1980s after what he called a frustrating attempt to get government to help them, has died. He was 82.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2013
Information about Janie O’Dell, president of Westfall GMC Truck in Kansas City, Mo.... Read More »

 

Phil Smart Sr., longtime Mercedes-Benz dealer, dies at 93

2:43 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2013
Phil Smart Sr., a longtime car dealer and civic leader, died Feb. 8. He was 93. He started selling cars in the early 1950s in Seattle and eventually built Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz, which he operated for several decades.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2013
Information about Tony Merritt, CEO of Superstition Springs Lexus in Mesa, Ariz.... Read More »

 

Willie Racine, Vermont Jeep dealer, dies at 89

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2013
Willie Racine, a longtime Jeep dealer in Burlington, Vermont, died Feb. 9. He was 89.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2013
Information about Klare Sunderland, president of Sun Motor Cars Automotive Group in Pennsylvania.... Read More »

 

Janie O’Dell, GMC dealer in Missouri, dies

6:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2013
Janie O’Dell, president of Westfall GMC Truck in Kansas City, Mo., died Jan. 15. She was 89.... Read More »

 

Tony Merritt, CEO of Arizona Lexus dealership, dies at 75

10:05 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2013
Tony Merritt, CEO of Superstition Springs Lexus in Mesa, Ariz., died Jan. 15 in Gold Canyon, Ariz. He was 75.... Read More »

 

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