L. Gene Albrigo, Professor, Emeritus, University of Florida/IFAS CREC, Lake Alfred.
L. Gene Albrigo, 79, passed away on February 8, 2020, after a short illness. Gene was born in Southern California and grew up on a peach ranch. He studied horticulture at UC Davis and Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he earned his PhD in 1968. Over the past 50 years, Gene developed a widely recognized career in citrus horticulture at the UF/IFAS CREC in Lake Alfred. He planned to retire at 80. His research work greatly benefited the citrus industry as he had many students, colleagues and friends around the world. Dr. Albrigo was inducted into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame in 2018, (https://floridacitrushalloffame.com/inductees/dr-l-gene-albrigo/). His dedication to citrus research, teaching and extension will be missed.
He is survived by his wife Clydene of 60 years, (Daytona), his son Tom Albrigo, (Arizona), daughter Ruaun Malmberg, (Georgia), 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21st 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Heritage Chapel (620 Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange, FL 32127).
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
620 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127