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Businessman, grower was a man of his word

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The 1983 Senior Farmer Gino Petrucci was a man of his word. In his mind, “a man’s word is his contract and if a man’s word is no good, then neither is he.”

Petrucci lived his life by that philosophy and raised his children to do the same.

In every business venture — and there were many — he was fair.

Petrucci and his brother Raymond farmed under the moniker G and R Petrucci, growing grapes, cotton, grain, onions, potatoes and alfalfa. The alfalfa wasn’t for profit, but rather to improve the soil and remove alkali. He also raised cattle and had a small dairy that sold milk...


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