David Teitelbaum of Bradenton Beach, a developer, real estate broker and owner of Anna Maria Island Resorts, including two motels in Bradenton Beach, died March 22.
The Islander learned of Mr. Teitelbaum’s death as the paper went to press for the March 25 issue.
Mr. Teitelbaum was an island businessman, island advocate and island volunteer who served on the Manatee County Tourist Development Council and the board of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and Visit Florida, as well as other affiliations.
In August 2018, after his retirement due to health concerns, Mr. Teitelbaum received a service honor from the TDC, presented by Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Elliott Falcione, who said at the time, “We thank you for all you have done and look forward to working with you and your expertise for many years to come.”
Teitelbaum took great pride in the recognition.
Terri Kinder, president of the chamber, wrote March 22 after Mr. Teitelbaum’s death, “His contributions to both Anna Maria Island and Manatee County and the positive impact they continue to have on our business community will live on.”
She remarked on Mr. Teitelbaum’s leadership in protecting the fare-free operation of the island trolley service, as well as his leadership on the chamber board, the TDC and the Economic Development Council for Manatee County.
Chamber board chair Beverly Kilpatrick wrote March 22 to The Islander: “Such a great person in our community. He had such good insight into helping businesses on the island succeed.”
Phelps K. Tracy Jr.
Phelps K. Tracy Jr. of Holmes Beach died March 17. He was born Sept. 8, 1945.
A gathering to share memories will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia.
Mr. Tracy is survived by his wife, Rebecca; son Phelps; sisters Eugenia, Eleanor and Martha and their families.