SAN DIEGO -- William Winston Deardorff Jr., a prominent third-generation produce grower and chairman of the California Strawberry Commission, died Feb. 13 after suffering a heart attack during the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association convention here. Deardorff was 58 at the time of his death. An avid sailer, he died while racing a sailboat. Deardorff was secretary and past president of the family-owned Deardorff-Jackson Co., Oxnard, Calif., a major grower and shipper of ...
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