Burton Lustine


Burton Lustine, of Potomac, passed away on Oct. 28 from arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. He was 87. He was chairman of the board and owner of Lustine Toyota and Lustine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Burton’s father, Philip Lustine, founded the Lustine family of dealerships in 1923. Burton joined the business in the 1960s and quickly assumed management and ownership responsibilities. As a result of one of the first long-term branding programs for automobile dealerships, he became known as “Battlin’ Burt Lustine.” Under his leadership, Burton expanded the company to include additional franchises and the largest General Motors parts distribution center in the United States. Burton was predeceased by his parents, Alma and Philip Lustine; his wife, Megan Morgan Lustine; and his daughter, Jessica Lustine. He is survived by his wife’s children, Camille R. Wahl and Stephanie R. (Patrick) Wahl; and their children; his niece, Dana Dworken Burak; his nephew, Dudley Dworken; his grandkids, Fernando Gonzalez, Holden and Atticus Khaira and Ethan and Sophie Wahl Taylor; and his close friend Ali Talipour.

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