Farewell to a Great Friend

May 4, 2011

John P. Honiotes touched the lives of thousands of people in the most special way.  John worried and cared for his friends and family more than himself.  Always with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his lips, John was there to make an introduction, open his home and just be there to provide comfort and friendship.

John also made many lasting contributions to our industry.  As a dealer, Autobytel founder and industry guru extraordinaire, John provided many of today’s industry leaders with insight, direction and support. 

As I sat with John last Thursday at his home in Newport Beach, I was struck by the constant flow of friends and family.  We should all have as many people love us as they did John in his last days.  His soul will live on in the hearts and minds of thousands of people.

I’m told that there’ll be a memorial service for John followed by a celebration of his life in the near future.  I’ll provide details as they become available.  In the meantime, all of us John P. Honiotes disciples can take comfort in the knowledge that he is ever present within us and that we all share a common bond.

Additional Information:

The life of John Honiotes will be celebrated Friday, May 6 from 2pm to 5pm at 2901 Ocean Avenue, Corona Del Mar, California.