William ``Coach'' Dimalanta, longtime tire dealer training consultant, died Feb. 14. He was 87.
Clarence E. Burggraf, co-founder and former owner of Burggraf Tire Co. in Quapaw, Okla., died Feb. 21. He was 74.
Jerome Lippman, founder and chairman of GOJO Industries Inc. in Akron, died March 2. He was 92.
Thomas Norman ``Norm'' Rhea Jr., longtime executive director of the Louisiana Independent Tire Dealers Association and former salesman for U.S. Royal Tire Co., died March 20. He was 78.
Wayne Jensen, director and owner of B&J Manufacturing Co. in Glenwood, Ill., died April 15. He was 69.
Herman K. Hochschwender, chairman and former CEO of Smithers Scientific Services Inc. in Akron, died April 28. He was 85.
Richard Siegel, president of Tire Wholesale Warehouse, a division of Morgan Tire & Auto Inc., and a former president of Summit Tire & Battery Inc., died May 9. He was 64.
Norman Prinzo, marketing director for Myers Tire Supply Distribution Inc., died Aug. 2. He was 62.