CHICAGO — Frank Gesualdo, patriarch of a family that controls two dozen dealerships, died April 1. He was 90.
The Chicago native opened his first new-car store, an Oldsmobile dealership, in his hometown in 1968. About a year and a half later, he opened a store in suburban Evanston, and in 1979 he opened one in Highland Park. His children followed him into the business. They would go on to operate 24 dealerships in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.