PITTSBURGH - Al Burgunder, 51, co-owner of Burgunder Motors Inc., a Dodge dealership in Bridgeville, Pa., died March 23. He started with the dealership in 1971 as a sales manager. His father, William Burgunder, opened the dealership in 1960. Al Burgunder became president of the dealership in 1985. His brother, Greg, now is president of the dealership.
Billy Hancock Jr.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Billy Hancock Jr., a former president of the National Automobile Dealers Association and the founding chairman of NADA's political action committee, died April 7. He was 81.
Hancock, trained as a lawyer, became an auto dealer in 1944. He later was president of his state association and of NADA in 1975. The PAC he helped create, the Dealers Election Action Committee, now is one of the largest business political committees in the nation.
Hancock retired in 1992 from Hancock Motors in Columbia. It has Buick, BMW, Isuzu and Volkswagen franchises and is operated by his son.
LAS VEGAS - Tom Roulette, 59, owner of Courtesy Chevrolet in San Jose, Calif., died Jan. 16. He bought the dealership in 1991, after selling his Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC and Honda stores in Painesville, Ohio. His wife, Rebecca, now is president of the dealership.