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Owner of Shammas Group Dies at 93

Jeanette Shammas, president and owner of the Shammas Group, passed away on March 17.

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In Memoriam: Ford's Ross Roberts

Ross Roberts, a longtime Ford Motor Co. division general manager and strong supporter of fleet sales, died Wednesday at his Bay Harbor, Mich., home. He was 75.

Ron Tonkin Passes Away at 82

The man who launched one of Oregon’s largest dealership chains passed away last week. He was 82 years old.

F&I Industry Loses VSC Pioneer

Dick Winzer, the founder of Automotive Professionals Inc., passed away this month at the age of 86. Former employees and colleagues credit him with being one of the first to develop computerized claim adjusting and processing.

Former Dealer Bucky Harris Dies at 87

Famed for his advertisements in which he declared “noooobody” could beat his prices, former owner of Fresno Dodge Norman “Bucky” Harris passed away in his home last week.

Cal Worthington Passes Away at 92

Cal Worthington, best known for his iconic TV ads that played on the most imaginative stunts to get customers to 'Go See Cal,' passed away Sunday afternoon.

Son of Larry H. Miller Dies at 44

Roger Lawrence Miller, son of Larry H. Miller, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 44. He grew up working in the family’s dealerships and eventually worked in almost every operation under the Larry H. Miller Automotive Group.

Ziebart Founder Dies at 91

Ziebart International Corp. announced that Kurt Rudi Ziebart, founder of the Ziebart brand and Ziebart Rustproofing, passed away on Sept. 12, 2011, in Williamsburg, Mich.

Ohio Dealer Thomas C. Lavery Dies

Thomas C. Lavery, the former board chairman of the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association, died Tuesday in Naples, Fla. He was 88.