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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  • 4/26/2013 4:28 PM Cindy wrote:
    I hope Rick has gone to a better place, and found peace within his soul....
    One has to admire his tenacity, and willingness to give his spare time and money back to the community,something alot more of us should be doing.
    We will miss you Rick-rest in peace my friend...
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  • 4/26/2013 7:37 PM PR wrote:
    Our best die too young. what is up with that?
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  • 4/26/2013 8:01 PM Neighbor wrote:
    Amazing and generous man. He will be missed but remembered often. May he rest in peace.
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  • 4/27/2013 9:59 AM Shannon Harmeling wrote:
    Tim, Thank you for sharing this post. Shannon
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  • 4/27/2013 11:45 AM Mary Pat Rhodes wrote:
    Hearing the news of Rick’s passing made my heart very heavy. I first met Rick when I had the pleasure of working alongside of him at the Rotary’s “Power of an Hour” held in South Middle River. We had a conversation afterwards, where I found myself walking away thinking; that is a good caring man.

    We had a few more conversations after that meeting. It was a honor to know him.

    Rick Gibson was a kind, thoughtful, generous man. He will be missed.
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  • 4/27/2013 2:36 PM John Lloyd wrote:
    Losing Rick is so sad. I am posting a story and music that I wrote. I hope it is a fitting tribute to Rick. We will miss his smiling face. May you rest peacefully.
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