DEMAREST, N.J. - John Slaven, 64, president of Slaven Marketing Services in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., died Aug. 9. He was ad director at Volkswagen of America Inc. from 1969 to 1983.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Julius Sleder, 85, died July 21. He purchased Grand Traverse Auto here in 1964 and remained active in the business until his death. The store, which opened in 1911, sells Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and BMW vehicles.
Neil Spare Sr.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Neil Spare Sr., 85, retired owner and chairman of Sayville Ford in Sayville, N.Y., died July 29. He bought Sayville Ford in 1957.
Frank Verducci Sr.
SAN FRANCISCO - Frank Verducci Sr., founder of Serramonte Ford of Daly City, Calif., died Aug. 5. Verducci was 77. He opened his first dealership, a Nash store, in 1954. He opened Serramonte Ford in 1971.