Vince Ferachi ( Courtesy )

Vince Ferachi, from the second of the four generations that have run Capitol City Produce, Baton Rouge, La., has died.

Ferachi died Oct. 18; he was 83.

“His message of what has always been important in the character of Capitol City Produce will forever be in the foundation of his company as encapsulated in our core values,” Ferachi’s son and owner of the company, Paul Ferachi, said in a statement.

“Capitol City Produce suffers a great loss of our patriarch, our inspirational mentor, our balance beam in decision making and a reminder of our roots,” Darin Arceneaux, president, said in the statement.

He was on the board of directors of the Greater Baton Rouge and a member of its Food Procurement Committee for more than 20 years, according to his obituary. He was also on the board of United Fruit and Produce.

A service celebrating his life was Oct. 22.

Donations in his honor can be made to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, at 10600 S. Choctaw Dr., Baton Rouge, LA, 70815, or prostate cancer research at Tulane Cancer Center, Dr. Sartor research, 150 S. Liberty St., New Orleans, LA, 70112.