Suntreat Vice President of Sales & Marketing Al Imbimbo Passes Away
Alfred “Al” Imbimbo, a well-loved and greatly admired produce industry veteran, has passed away on September 7, 2015. He was 55.
Best known for his warm, jovial nature, Al will be remembered for being incredibly loving and generous. Throughout the course of his career, he found his passion for produce in the Central Valley where he worked for a number of citrus companies, including LoBue Citrus, Riverbend, Paramount, and Sunkist before arriving at Suntreat Packing & Shipping in Lindsay.
Al was instrumental in shepherding Suntreat’s SUMO CITRUS® program, one of his greatest achievements.
“[Al] never met a party he didn’t want to go to and a car he didn’t want to buy, a Marlin he didn’t want to catch, or a friend he didn’t want to make. His world was full of possibilities. To have known Al is a treasure beyond reckoning. And now, a loss beyond measure,” Suntreat said in a memo.
Al is survived by Gia and Enzo, “the greatest and luckiest pups in the world,” and his wife of 21 years, Julie. He once remarked, “I wish I could have married her the day I met her.”
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Al’s favorite charity, a no kill shelter in Paradise: Animal Care Center of St. John In Memory of Al Imbimbo P.O. Box 429 St. John, Virgin Islands 00831-0429.
A funeral Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, September 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 608 N. Church St. Visalia, CA.
For more information, please visit http://www.suntreat.com.
AndNowUKnow would like to offer our sincere condolences to Al’s family and friends during this difficult time.