SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- Utah’s auto industry icon Jerry Seiner has died.
Gerald John “Jerry” Seiner, found of Jerry Seiner Dealerships was 75 years old.
Jerry first opened his first Utah dealership in 1980 with 60 employees and one franchise, Chevrolet.
His dealerships currently operate eleven franchises on four campuses with over 350 employees.
Those who knew him best said his personal philosophy was best summed up by his favorite quote:
“The good news is that you really don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is,” Anne Frank.
Jerry was a noted philanthropist throughout the community. He took many leadership positions for various charitable organizations including: President of Make-A-Wish of Utah, President of the Financial Board of Trustees for Judge Memorial Catholic High School, and President of the Advisory Board of the University of Utah’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
He was also honored with the Catholic Community Services “Creative Corporate Sponsor Award” for his contributions to the homeless and refugee populations.
Jerry requested donations be made to the Carmelite Sisters at the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monastery in lieu of flowers.