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In Memoriam

November 11, 2010

Anthony "Tony" Laperuto, who for 21 years operated Lape Ford in Countryside, died July 6. He was 90.

Lape Ford was open 1964-1985. Mr. Laperuto also was a member of the LaGrange Country Club and the LaGrange Rotary Club.

He is survived by a daughter, Christine; and a son, David. Memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society, (312) 372-0471.

John M. Kerr, who over a 50-year career owned 15 new-vehicle franchises in northwest Indiana, lastly Lake Shore Motors in Burns Harbor, died April 29 at age 87.

After serving as a U.S. Army captain in World War II, Mr. Kerr started selling cars in the late 1950s. He was a 1991 recipient of the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award.

Mr. Kerr is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy; sons John and Robert; and five grandchildren. Memorials appreciated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, (800) 533-CURE, or to the VNA/Lukach Memorial Scholarship Fund, (219) 462-5195.