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Star Auto Group founder John Koufakis dies at 94

John “Senior” Koufakis, founder of Star Vehicle Team in Queens, N.Y., died July 8, according to his relatives. He was 94.

Koufakis manufactured his foray into the auto retail company in the 1970s, when he opened a made use of-car or truck great deal with just one mechanic, an auto body specialist and himself as a profits specialist.

Star Vehicle Team now signifies automotive brands Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Toyota, Hyundai, Genesis, Nissan and Subaru.

From 1988 to 2009, Koufakis was on the Larger New York Automobile Sellers Association board of directors. He was chairman of the organization’s membership committee from 1996 to 2001.

Koufakis and his spouse, Ga, had 3 small children. Ga died in 2009 at the age of eighty three.

Their sons — John, Steven and Michael — all have a hand in handling the Star automotive company.

Koufakis is also survived by daughters-in-law Shailja, Eileen and Lynne, 11 grandchildren and just one excellent-grandchild.