Marvin Sundquist, retired owner of Sundquist Fruit and Cold Storage in Yakima, Washington, died Saturday. He was 89.
Sundquist Fruit & Cold Storage originated in 1922, when Ralph Sundquist, father of Marvin, agreed to manage an investor-owned fruit-growing operation in the lower Naches area of the Upper Yakima Valley in Washington State.
Marvin Sundquist joined the family business in 1950. Orchard acreage subsequently doubled, and controlled atmospheric storage was built.
According to an article in the Yakima Herald-Republic:

His final days before succumbing to congestive heart failure were filled with family members, sharing their memories of a man who was a role model for a younger generation of local leaders.

Museums, schools, social service organizations and hospitals were among the beneficiaries of Sundquist’s generosity.

 ….His fingerprints are everywhere. He served on the board of directors for dozens of groups, including the Washington Horticultural Association, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, the Yakima Valley Museum and the Yakima Valley Salvation Army. A building bears his name at Yakima Valley Community College.