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OBITUARY: AIADA founder David Gezon dies at 78The six pallbearers who carried David Gezon's casket last week were all current or retired employees of his dealership in Grand Rapids, Mich. Combined, they had worked more than 200 years for Gezon. -07/07/2003 story
AIADA - Publications - FirstUP - 2003
AIADA Mourns Passing of Founding Director, David H. GezonDavid H. Gezon, a founding director and first president of AIADA, passed away peacefully, Friday, June 27, 2003.He was 78.He is survived by wife Mobe, three sons; Mark, Steve and John Bolling, and daughter, Mary Huizenga.He was preceded in death by his former wife, Helene Hekman Gezon; daughter, Barbara Gezon Baker, and brothers, Roger Gezon and Don A. Gezon.David was a veteran of WWII and served in combat on Iwo Jima . He was an active member of the Grand Rapids community as an automobile dealer and was deeply committed to Christian education, civic activities and the church community.
AIADA founder Gezon dies
...GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Services were held July 1 for David Gezon, a pioneering import-brand car dealer from Grand Rapids, Mich.He
died June 27 at age 78. Gezon was a founder in 1970 of a national association for Volkswagen dealers, who opposed government barriers to imported cars and trucks.He was the group's first president.
It evolved into today's American International Automobile Dealers Association.
annually presents a David H. Gezon
Lifetime Achievement Award to people who advance the interests of import-brand dealers. Gezon
's business, Gezon Motors of Grand Rapids, Mich.
, has three franchises, selling Volkswagen
and Nissan products.
David H. Gezon
passed away June 27 at the age of 78.He was an active member of the Grand Rapids community as an automobile dealer and a civic leader.
The David F. Mungenast Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award
Founding directors - Heyward Allen, Fred Angle, William Crane, David H. Gezon, G.H. Hamp Gossom, James Harger (deceased), Richard Kronman (deceased), Bob Miller, Joseph P. Moore, Jr., Richard Niello, Jack Pickrel (deceased), Malcolm Pray, John B. Sadler, Horace K. Sowles, William Wuesthoff.