From CGA President and CEO Ron Fong:
It is with sincere regret and deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of former CGA Chair and long-time independent grocer Bob Parriott, Twain Harte Market, who tragically died in a small aircraft accident February 5, 2020, near the Columbia, Calif. airport.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Linda, their children and grandchildren.
Details of the accident are limited, but it appears Bob and the pilot were the plane’s only occupants and both died in the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the crash.
Bob was instrumental in the merger of the California Independent Grocers Association with CGA in 2014 and served on the CGA Board of Directors Executive Committee – culminating with his year as Chair in 2018.
Bob was a true champion for the independent grocer which was reflected in his life and his work. He was a tremendous supporter of the Association and will be remembered for his leadership during the merger and his time on the Board.
Funeral arrangements are pending.