PARAMUS, N.J. (Jan. 5, 2015) — Guy K. Citro, an active member of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ), died Dec. 21. He was 68.
After serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Mr. Citro joined his father, Samuel, in business, helping him operate Citro's Auto Body in Pompton Lakes, N.J. — which he did until becoming ill in 2013.
Mr. Citro served as AASP/NJ president and chairman of the association's Northeast Trade Show and was inducted into the group's Hall of Fame.
“Guy was such a huge part of AASP/NJ's legacy that it's hard to put into words everything he meant to the association and the industry,” said AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell. “Not only was he the moving force behind the Northeast trade show's rise in the ‘90s but he was also a central figure in the merging of the four state associations that came together as AASP/NJ in the early 2000s. Guy Citro was a monumental figure in our association's history.”
Survivors include Mr. Citro's sons Marc (Alicia), Brian and Michael (Lisa); mother Mildred Citro; ex-wife Susan Citro; sister Mary Ann (Randy) Profeta; and four grandchildren.