Ralph Sharrett, 94, founder of the second-oldest continuously operating Volkswagen dealership in the U.S., died April 10. He established Sharrett VW in 1953 in Hagerstown, Md.
“Ralph played a significant role in Volkswagen's history,” says Len Hunt, Volkswagen of America's executive vice president.
Mr. Sharrett was a dealer his entire adult life. He was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by a son, daughter, sister, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Sharrett Volkswagen continues to be family-owned and operated.