In Memoriam: Frank Culler

WANADA is saddened to report that Frank Culler, long-time vice president of the Montgomery County Automotive Trades Foundation, passed away late last month. He was 94.

A native Washingtonian, Frank was a World War II veteran who came back to the region after serving in the Philippines and had a distinguished career in the automotive industry. After serving as an automotive tech at several regional dealerships, Frank spent 37 years working his way up the ranks at Hill and Sanders Ford in Silver Spring, serving as a vice president and general manager.

Frank was also the vice president of the Montgomery County Automotive Trades Foundation for nearly three decades, helping high school graduates in the region find a pathway to a stable and well-paying vocational career as automotive technicians at area dealerships. The ATF has long been a valuable partner in WANADA’s Automobile Dealer Technical Institute.

Those who wish to commemorate Frank can leave a note on his memorial page at this link. They may also send a donation to the Montgomery County Automotive Trades Foundation to the following address: Montgomery County Automotive Trade Foundation, Attn: Steve Boden 12510 Dalewood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906.

To his daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, along with all those whose lives were greatly improved by Frank’s hard work, kind spirit, and commitment to public service, WANADA expresses its sincere condolences.

Download Bulletin PDF