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Matt Encinosa

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Licuala

I am sorry to report that a long time palm society member, Matt Encinosa, passed away yesterday. He lived in Jacksonville and was a member of the First Coast Palm Society where he was instrumental in experimenting with various palm species growing there. In so doing, he found a number that did quite well in that cooler climate and helped expand the palette of species usable there. Matt was a commercial artist and some may have a copy of the panting he did of Pseudophoenix ekmanii he did a number of years ago.

A celebration of his life will be heard September 1st at the Mandarin United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Time will be announced soon.

Matt will be missed!

  

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Licuala

The celebration service for Matt will be held on September 1 at 1:00pm at Mandarin United Methodist Church, 11270 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. 32223. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted to support Dad and Mom's ministry for Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry.

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edbrown_III

Everybody that knew him  will miss him dearly 

 

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Steve the palmreader

RIP Matt, you will be missed.

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Keith in SoJax

I was so sorry to hear of Matt's passing.  We have a very nice Phoenix palm that makes me think of him every time I see it.  He was a true palm pioneer.  

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cfkingfish

I remember meeting him at Palmfest back in 2007. That was a great time, he was a very nice guy. So sorry to hear. 

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