Albert Kleeman, founder of Chesapeake Ford Truck Sales, who often did business on the basis of a handshake, died in his sleep July 20 at his Pikesville home. He was 93.
“I’ve known Al for more than 50 years. He was always very proud of his ethics and honesty and was always very forthright,” said Jerry C. Turnauer, who established Bayshore Ford Truck Sales Inc. in New Castle, Del., in the 1960s.
“His reputation preceded him wherever he went. Most dealers are pretty outspoken, but Al was always ahead of the charge,” Mr. Turnauer said.
The son of Sam Kleeman, a scrap dealer, and Sara Kleeman, a homemaker, Albert Kleeman was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he...