November 22, 2014

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Icon: Joseph Kittinger

Aviator; holds records for highest parachute jump (102,800 feet from space) and for being the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone in a gas balloon; Altamonte Springs; age 82 Read more »
Published on 5/31/2011

Icon: The Fanjul Brothers

Alfonso 'Alfy': Chairman/CEO, Florida Crystals; West Palm Beach; age 73, and, Jose 'Pepe': Vice Chairman/COO/president; age 66 Read more »
Published on 5/1/2011

Icon: Romero Britto

Artist; Miami; age 47 Read more »
Published on 4/1/2011

Icon: Steve Raymund

Chairman, former CEO, Tech Data; St. Pete Beach; age 55 Read more »
Published on 3/1/2011

Icon: Cesar L. Alvarez

Executive chairman, Greenberg Traurig law firm, Miami, age 63 Read more »
Published on 2/1/2011

Icon: Juan 'Chi Chi' Rodriguez

Florida Icon Juan 'Chi Chi' Rodriguez Professional golfer, founder of Clearwater's Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy; Paalm Bay; age 75 Read more »
Published on 1/1/2011

Icon: Gay Culverhouse

Icon: Gay Culverhouse: founder of Players' Outreach, an organization that assists former NFL players who have brain injuries; president of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1991-1995; northeast Florida; age 63 Read more »
Published on 12/1/2010

Icon: Gene Leedy

One of the original architects of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement; Winter Haven; age 82 Read more »
Published on 11/1/2010

Icon: William R. Hough

Founder, investment banking firm William R. Hough & Co.; philanthropist; age 83; St. Petersburg Read more »
Published on 10/1/2010

Icon: Peter Prichard

Turtle zoologist, director and founder of the Chelonian Research Institute; Oviedo; age 67 Read more »
Published on 9/1/2010

Icon: Ed Price

State Senator 1958-66; past president, Florida Chamber of Commerce; former executive vice president, Tropicana Products; age 92; Bradenton Read more »
Published on 8/1/2010

Icon: David L. Paul

Former chairman, CenTrust Savings Bank, age 71 Read more »
Published on 7/1/2010

Icon: Jan Garavaglia

Jan Garavaglia - Chief medical examiner, Orange-Osceola counties — star of Discovery Health's "Dr. G: Medical Examiner," Orlando, age 53 Read more »
Published on 6/1/2010

Icon: Claude R. Kirk Jr.

First Republican governor since Reconstruction, 1967-71; Born 1926; Died Sept. 28, 2011 at age 85. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2010

Icon: Don Zimmer

Former baseball player, coach and manager; senior adviser, Tampa Bay Rays; Born 1931; Lives in Seminole, Fla. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2010

Icon: Kenneth H. 'Buddy' MacKay

Governor, 1998-99; lieutenant gov., 1992-98; U.S. congressman, 1983-89; state senator, 1974-80; Born 1933, Lives in Marion County Read more »
Published on 3/1/2010

Icon: Dick Vitale

Basketball coach, broadcaster, born 1939, Lakewood Ranch Read more »
Published on 2/1/2010

Icon: Michael Gannon

UF distinguished professor emeritus of history; author, former priest; Gainesville; Born 1928 Read more »
Published on 1/1/2010

Icon: Marcella Hazan

Cooking teacher and author, born 1924, Longboat Key Read more »
Published on 12/1/2009

Icon: Tony Little

Fitness entrepreneur, born 1956, Tampa. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2009

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