Gawronski: Ran bureau in Tokyo
Gawronski began his career as a reporter at the Dearborn Press in Dearborn, Mich. He joined Automotive News in 1955 and was service editor for many years before opening the newspaper's bureau in Japan in 1985. While in Tokyo, he covered Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the fledgling auto industry in Southeast Asia.
He returned to the United States in 1987, working in the Los Angeles bureau and then back in Detroit before retiring in 1991.
DALLAS - Auto dealer Don Snell died Feb. 26. He was 86. He owned Don Snell Buick and Land Rover Dallas, both in Dallas; Land Rover Austin, in Austin, Texas; and Land Rover Frisco, in Frisco, Texas.
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - Auto dealer Allen Wiegers died Feb. 20. He was 79. He owned Bob Allen Ford in Overland Park, Kan., and Metro Ford in Independence, Mo