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In Memoriam: Frank E. Shaver

August 16, 2012
Frank E. Shaver, 99, a second-generation Pontiac dealer in northwest Indiana, died July 30.
Mr. Shaver opened Frank Shaver Pontiac in 1948 in East Chicago, Ind. After the death of his father, E.L. Shaver, in the early 1960s, Frank Shaver consolidated his store with his father’s store in Hammond, Ind., and called the store Frank Shaver Pontiac. In 1976, he moved the dealership from Hammond to Highland, Ind. In 1978, Frank Shaver sold the store and retired to California.
Mr. Shaver is survived by his daughter, Judi; sons Peter, Michael and Dwight; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren. His wife of 67 years, Marjorie, died in 2006.