Produce industry veteran Sam (Salvatore) Bertucci has passed away on April 10, 2021 in his home.
He worked in sales at Catania Worldwide for 21 years and played a significant role in growing the company in the U.S. and Canadian produce market. He began his career at a young age at his family’s supermarket in Toronto, Ont.
Paul Catania, president of Catania Worldwide, says he had an extremely strong work ethic and a great sense of humour.
“I first met Sam when he and I were 21 years of age, and loading trucks at the Ontario Food Terminal, when Provincial Fruit began. Our paths kept crossing, I as a broker, and Sam in charge of tropical produce at Ontario Produce, until to my great good fortune, he came to work for me 21 years ago,” says Catania.
He is survived by his wife Linda and two daughters Sarah and Andrea.