Venerable VW Dealer Dies

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

May 1, 2005

1 Min Read
WardsAuto logo

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.

Subscribe to a WardsAuto newsletter today!
Get the latest automotive news delivered daily or weekly. With 5 newsletters to choose from, each curated by our Editors, you can decide what matters to you most.