YAKIMA -- Fred Plath, who led Washington Fruit and Produce of Yakima as the family firm's president for many years, died Wednesday.
He was 89.
Plath began working as a teenager for the company that his father, Fred B. Plath, started in 1916, making boxes. He joined the company full time in 1947 after a stint in the military during World War II.
A memorial service is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave.