PERTH AMBOY, N.J. — David Koplowitz, 89, co-founder of Perth Amboy Tire Inc., died April 20 of heart failure.
Mr. Koplowitz began his career in the tire retailing industry at Jersey Tire, which was founded by his father, the late Louis Koplowitz.
In 1960, he and his brother Edward founded Perth Amboy Tire, purchasing the location from General Tire & Rubber Co. Eventually the dealership became one of the largest Bandag-system retreaders in New Jersey.
In 2011, Mr. Koplowitz sold the business to Service Truck Tire Centers Inc. (STTC) for an undisclosed sum. STTC discontinued the Bandag operation.
Preceded in death by his wife Rochelle and brother Edward, Mr. Koplowitz is survived by his son Michael and daughter Jennifer.