(March 4, 11:04 a.m.) Kenneth W. Black, vice president of the produce division of Billerica, Mass.-based JOâH Metroâs Rochelle Park, N.J. office, died Feb. 22 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 53.
Funeral services for Black, who had worked at the food brokerâs produce division since 2001, were Feb. 28.
âJOâH Metro wouldnât have even taken place without Kennyâs involvement in the company,â said Jim Oettinger, JOâH Metroâs executive vice president. âHis contributions from day one made us a success that we have become in New York.â
Black, who had 25 years of produce industry experience, was born in Ridgewood, Queens, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife, Christine, two children, his mother, a sister, a brother and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to either The Preston Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, DUMC 3624, Durham, N.C., 27710, or to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties Inc., Administrative Office, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y., 12550.