ENGLEWOOD, NJ - Murray Heit, former fleet manager for Stillman & Hoag Buick in the 1970s-1980s, passed away Jan. 1. He was 93.

Murray Heit.

Murray Heit.

Heit actively participated in the fleet industry, moderating and speaking on panels at events such as the annual Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) Conference in 1975, 1977, and 1978.

In 1978, he was recognized as one of the "Top Fleet Dealers Responsible for Over 107,000 Vehicles" in Automotive Fleet's Third Annual Fleet Dealers Award.

He was also a judge for the first-ever Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award in 1985.

Ed Bobit, editor of Automotive Fleet, has fond memories of Heit. "Murray and I were close friends in the early days (early 70s) when he, Bud Morrison, Bob McGarvey, and other New York fleet managers used to meet at the Sheraton Bar to discuss business over refreshments," Bobit recalled. "He was always known for his personalized service to his many customers and will be warmly remembered for being active to make us all professionals." 

Heit is survived by his wife of 64 years, Britta.