Robert "Bob" Gatzke, one of the the founding partners of Parnelli Jones Inc. and onetime president of the National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association (NTDRA), died on June 12, 2015. He was 84.
M. G. "Jerry" O'Neil, who succeeded his father as president of General Tire & Rubber Co. in 1960, died August 18, 2009.
M.G. “Jerry” O’Neil, who ran General Tire & Rubber Co. from 1960 to 1987, died recently at the age of 87. To the best of my knowledge, he was the last of the great family tire barons in the United States.
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