In Memoriam | January 2023

Harry E. Wickham | BSBA ’49 | 1926-2022 | Wickham, of Floral City, Florida, passed on December 17. He entered the Merchant Marines during WWII and served as Ensign and Radio Operator, a role that gave him the opportunity to travel the world. Following his service, he earned his undergraduate degree from UF. Wickham spent his career working for Maas Brothers department store. After 40 years with the company, he retired as Senior Vice President of Operations. He was married to his wife, Ione, for over 70 years, and enjoyed an abundant family of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Constantine “Deno” Mastrogianakis | BSBA ’53 | 1927-2021 | Mastrogianakis, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed on April 27. Before receiving his education at UF, Mastrogianakis served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the WWII Victory Medal. Following his service and education, he spent his career as a Maintenance Supervisor. Involved in his community, Mastrogianakis began an athletic program for boys, winning city championships, and participated in multiple clubs. He remained a devout Gator’s fan.

Lawrence “Larry” L. Jaffe | BSAc ’54 | 1932-2023 | Jaffe, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed on January 28. While earning his bachelor’s degree at UF, Jaffe was an athlete on the Gator’s baseball team. After graduation, he served in the US Air Force before beginning his career as a CPA. Outside of work, Jaffe was the Chairman of the Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Commission and led the initial effort to bring an NFL team to the city. His efforts paid off, and he became a loyal Jaguars fan, attending games as often as he could. He also remained a fan of the Gators, holding season tickets, and frequently visited his fraternity house, Pi Lambda Phi, on campus.

Martin Edward Segal | BSBA ’61 | 1939-2022 | Segal, of Miami, Florida, passed on December 30. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in business from UF, Segal transferred to the University of Miami to complete a degree in law. He spent most of his career as a managing partner of the Patton & Kanner law firm and was involved in some of the firm’s most significant real estate projects. Coming out of retirement, Segal served as a professor and lecturer at the University of Miami, where he specialized in business law. Segal also authored business law textbooks, personal growth books, numerous law and business journal articles and appeared in the Business Monday section of the Miami Herald from 2003 through 2012 as “Ask Doctor Law.”

H. Michael Madsen | BSBA ’69, JD ’72 | 1948-2022 | Madsen, of Tampa, Florida, passed on November 22. While earning his education in business and law at UF, Madsen met his wife, Cheri. The two were happily married and moved to Miami for Madsen’s first job as a litigator in the Mershon Sawyer law firm. Some years later, he moved to Tallahassee to become a managing partner in the Messer law firm. After spending 17 years there, Madsen and two colleagues opened their own firm, specializing in state and local tax matters. Meanwhile, he was also an active member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and past president of the Legal Aid Foundation. Some described Madsen as a “renaissance man” because of his wide range of knowledge and skills, such as sports car racing, the fine arts, astronomy and outdoor sports.

Richard King Odum | BSBA ’70 | 1943-2022 | Odum, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed on November 22. After graduating from UF, Odum served in the US Army Airborne, USAR. He spent his career in the medical-pharmaceutical industry, working in the industry for 35 years. Outside of work, Odum enjoyed many active hobbies, including archery, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

John William Blackmon | BSBA ’77 | 1955-2022 | Blackmon, of Tequesta, Florida, passed on September 22. After receiving his undergraduate education at UF and graduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Blackmon began his career in finance and banking. Starting at the Bank of New York Mellon in Pittsburgh, Blackmon rose to become Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase in Atlanta and New York City, then Managing Director at Raymond James Financial in Tampa and retired as Director and Senior Credit Risk Manager at Citibank. He was respected as a brilliant banker and honest businessman and appreciated as a father and friend by his family and community.

Richard Marion Windsor | BSBA ’87 | 1944-2022 | Windsor, of Gainesville, Florida, passed on December 14. He earned both his high school and undergraduate education in Gainesville, graduating from UF as a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and of the Army National Guard. Windsor spent his career working in a variety of locations across the country, but primarily remained in Gainesville.