Gerardo Ritz ( FPAA )

Gerardo Ritz, general manager and principal of Ritz Produce, Nogales, Ariz., has died.

Ritz also was a principal of Agricola Ritz in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, according to the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, Nogales.

Services for Ritz are scheduled Feb. 10 at Santa Ines Catholic Church in Culiacan.

Ritz was a longtime member of the FPAA board of directors and was chairman of several FPAA committees in recent years, according to the association. He is survived by his wife Flora, his mother, five brothers and three sisters.

“Our thoughts go out to his family and friends,” FPAA said in a statement. “He will be greatly missed.”