AASP/NJ Mourns the Loss of Board Member Anthony Sauta

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Jan. 8, 2018—On Tuesday, December 19, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) lost a dear friend, supporter and current board member with the passing of Anthony Sauta at age 59.

Sauta began his automotive career over 25 years ago, working as a mechanic, then as a manager at an automotive repair shop for his cousin.

He later opened East Coast Auto Body in Neptune, N.J., a business that grew to include four repair shops, a body shop, a towing company, a warehouse and a furniture store.

Sauta was a devoted AASP/NJ board member, and was always active in the association prior to joining the board. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Bradley Beach, as well as an avid powerboat enthusiast, serving as a member of the NJPPC (New Jersey Performance PowerBoat Club) and Florida PowerBoat Poker Runs.

"To hear of the passing of Tony Sauta was one of the most painful things I have been informed of in a very long time," said AASP/NJ executive director Charles Bryant. "When one of our own very special people goes much too early, it is really heartbreaking.

Anthony is survived by his wife Theresa Sullivan Sauta, his daughter Brittany Sauta, his brother Stephen Sauta, his sister Dianne Donato, and niece Jessica and nephew Nick Donato. He is also survived by his in-laws Robert and Peggy Sullivan, and his three brothers-in-law Michael, John and Edward Sullivan.

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