* Anthony T. Rossi, 92, a pioneer in the marketing of...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

January 26, 1993

* Anthony T. Rossi, 92, a pioneer in the marketing of citrus and founder of Tropicana Products Inc., died Sunday in Bradenton, Fla. He immigrated from Sicily in 1921, working various jobs around the New York City area. He moved to Florida in the early 1940s to run a restaurant in Bradenton. He later began buying oranges and grapefruits from growers in the area and started Fruit Industries Inc., which was soon supplying the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York with 1,000 gallons of sliced citrus fruit a week. That company became Tropicana in 1947.

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