LISLE, Ill. -- Rich Santori, a longtime auto dealer, died Nov. 5. He was 74.
Santori began his career as a salesman at Loop Motors in Chicago in 1960; he later became general manager.
In 1967, he opened Valley Volkswagen in Aurora, Ill. He acquired a Mazda franchise in 1974 and Honda in 1976.
In 2000, Santori sold the VW and Mazda dealerships. He continued to run Valley Honda in Aurora until 2005, when he sold the business and retired.