Federated Auto Parts and Fisher Auto Parts have established a memorial fund to honor the late Francis X. “Frank” Berrodin, former chairman of Berrodin Parts Warehouse who passed away on April 24 at the age of 92.
Federated and Fisher have each made a donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in Berrodin’s memory to fund industry educational initiatives, including the newly established Frank Berrodin Memorial Scholarship that will be awarded to a deserving student pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket.
“We mourn the loss of Frank Berrodin and extend our condolences to the entire Berrodin family,” said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “Berrodin Parts Warehouse has been an important part of the Federated family for many years, so it is only appropriate that we recognize Frank’s contribution to the success of Federated and honor his lasting legacy.”
After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Berrodin joined the family business in 1948. Throughout his career at Berrodin Parts Warehouse, he served in a variety of roles, including many years as chairman of the board. A father of five, including son John, president of Berrodin Parts Warehouse, Berrodin was also the grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of 26.
Berrodin Parts Warehouse, founded in 1905 as Berrodin Auto Supply Company, is headquartered in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The longtime Federated member is a family owned and operated business that has grown from one store in Philadelphia to an eight warehouse, 300 employee operation.
To make a donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in memory of Frank Berrodin, visit www.UofAFoundation.com to donate online or send a check made payable to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation to 7101 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1300, Bethesda, MD 20814 and indicate that the donation is in Berrodin’s memory.
Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America. Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced people who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit www.federatedautoparts.com.