Table grape specialist dies at 57

08/29/2013 12:34:00 PM
Mike Hornick

Fresh Look GrapesTable grape entrepreneur and advisor David Sabovich died Aug. 9 following a bicycle accident in Bakersfield, Calif. He was 57.

Sabovich, his late brother Robert Sabovich and late father Bob Sabovich helped develop and promote the table grape industry in Sonora, Mexico, according to The Bakersfield Californian.

David Sabovich worked for such companies as Topco, Mendelson Zeller Co., and Salinas, Calif.-based Fresh Network LLC, where he was regional sales manager.

As an entrepreneur, at various stages of his career he owned Fresno, Calif.-based Fresh Look, which specialized in grapes; and was a partner and general manager for San Diego-based Princeps International LLC. Sabovich worked for Fresno-based Rialto Distributing Inc., before it became part of Princeps. At Princeps International he focused on imports of Mexican grapes.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara Sabovich; and three sisters, Christy Boylan, Madeline Hahn and Karen Landers.



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