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In Memoriam

November 15, 2010

Joseph S. Bidro, a longtime Ford dealer and chairman of the 1983 Chicago Auto Show, died July 27 at age 91.

Mr. Bidro operated Villa Park Ford from 1955 to 1988, and in the early 1980s ascended to president of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association. He also was a member for many years of the Defense Orientation Conference Association, a nonprofit agency that works on matters involving national defense.

Survivors include sons Joseph and James; a daughter, Sandra; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials appreciated to Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Fla., (239) 482-4673.