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Richard K. Gore, who worked in sales for Mike & Matt Produce Co. LLC in Vineland, NJ, died suddenly April 29 of a heart attack. He was 53.

"Richard was with our company for seven years," Jerry Mongelluzzo, owner of Mike & Matt, told The Produce News. "He was a tremendous help to our business during those years. He will be greatly missed by us all."

Mr. Gore, who was born and raised in Vineland, was a graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School and Vineland High School, and earned his associate degree in business administration and agriculture from Cumberland County College in Vineland. He was employed as a produce broker and sales representative throughout his career. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling, and his hobbies included video and photography, cooking and exotic pets.

Mr. Gore is survived by his wife, Theresa E. (Dorn) Gore; three daughters, Rena E., Theresa M. and Monica Lynn Gore; two sisters, Susan and Mary Schalick of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Marie Gore; his father, Mahlon Gore; and his brother, David Gore. His funeral liturgy was held Friday, May 7, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Vineland. Following the liturgy, Mr. Gore was interred at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery.

The family asked that condolences and/or tributes be posted at www.pancoastfuneralhome.com.