LOS ANGELES — Tom Eisenberg has immortalized the man who taught him everything he knows as a tire dealer: his maternal grandfather, Bob Mirman, who died last Oct. 31 at age 86.
Mr. Eisenberg commissioned a mural to memorialize Mr. Mirman, who founded West Coast Tire & Service in 1970. The mural,which was completed Jan. 9, depicts Mr. Mirman standing by tires in his beloved shop, with words "In Loving Memory of Bob Mirman" as well as the dates of his birth (Nov. 30, 1930) and death (Oct. 31, 2017).
Mr. Eisenberg said his grandfather was his mentor for the last nine years, teaching him everything he knows in the business. He said Mr. Mirman worked at the shop nearly every day of his life, up to two or three months before his death.