Remembering Rick

     Sadly and unexpectedly, top local realtor and well known civic activist Rick Gibson is gone.

                                  

     Rick was a tenacious player with a big heart.

     Though Rick was a very successful realtor that specialized in bringing back the older – tougher neighborhoods through gentrification, he spent much of his spare time in volunteer efforts to make life better in those same communities.

     He sold and managed lots of homes in the South Middle River/Wilton Manors areas over the last decade, and when he didn’t think progress was moving fast enough there for his clients that bought in, he ran for the Presidency of South Middle River and won.

                     

     In the last few years, Rick had fought and beat back cancer, while still making time to serve on Fort Lauderdale’s Central City CRA advisory Board, and the multi neighborhood group, the 13th Street Alliance.

     When the Alliances’ Christmas Toy Drive fell short of the needed 200 toys for the event this past Christmas, a van full of toys arrived, just in time, from Rick.

                                  


     Rick will be missed. A spontaneous gathering of friends will take place at Rick’s favorite restaurant, the Egg and You  – this Sunday – noonish  ….

                          

                        ……….see you there …. Tim



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