Warren Avis, founder of the Avis Rent A Car company, passed away yesterday, at the age of 92.
Avis began the company in 1946, at the Willow Run Airport, Detroit - the first car rental operation at an airport location. He would grow the company, engaged in fierce competition with rival Hertz, selling it in 1954 for $8-Million.
A decorated World War II veteran and an entrepreneur, Avis also enjoyed success in other fields, including electronics, sporting goods, and real estate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you try harder (and not rent cars from Hertz)
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