Krikor Yeprad Bedrosian, co-founder of National Raisin Co., died on June 9. He was 78.
Bedrosian grew up on his family’s farm and, with his brothers, ran a table and wine grape operation. Bedrosian was in charge of the ranching operations, accounting and investing divisions. Eventually, the brothers added raisins to their repertoire. In 1969, Bedrosian with his brother Ernie and then partner Harry Rustigan opened National Raisin Co. in Fowler Calif. Bedrosian was in charge of production, daily accounting and overall investing policies for both the plant and the farms. Over the years, Bedrosian served as National Raisin Co.’s corporate secretary, chief financial officer and co-chairman of the board.
Bedrosian was a member of the Dried Fruit Association.
Survivors include his wife Katherine, a son and two daughters; grandchildren and many other family members.