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In Memoriam: Herman Weinberger

February 26, 2016
Herman George Weinberger, who with his brother led one of the largest dealership groups in Illinois, died Feb. 22. He was 82.
After service in the Korean War, Mr. Weinberger worked at Heinz Bros. Motor Co., a Ford dealership in Brookfield. In 1962, he and his brother, John, established Continental Motors Group, which specialized in sales and service of imported cars.
Their repair shop came to the attention of Triumph Motor Car Co., and as a result they became an authorized Triumph dealer. Soon after, MG & Jaguar franchises were added. In 1967, Toyota Motor Co. offered them the franchise in Brookfield, where they operated it briefly before relocating to Countryside.  There now are 10 Continental franchises at eight locations.
Mr. Weinberger enjoyed racing cars as a young man, then turned his passion and talent to competitive golf. He played and won his class in several club championships at LaGrange Country Club, then continued playing at Pelican Marsh Golf Club, in Naples, Fla.
Services in Naples were scheduled for Feb. 27, with a memorial service in Illinois to follow. The family suggests memorial contributions to Sisters of St. Joseph, in LaGrange Park, at (708) 354-9200; and AMITA Health Cancer Institute, in Hinsdale, at (630) 286.5500.