Sunday, January 19, 2014
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George B. Toppino, Jr., age 62, passed away on January 6, 2014 after sustaining injuries in a tragic fire in Lake City, Fla. George was born in Key West, Fla. on November 11, 1951 to George B. Toppino, Sr. and the late Teada Crescenzo.

Georgie as everyone knew him attended St. Joseph's Boys School in Key West, Holy Cross in New Orleans, La., The American Catholic School in Turin, Italy, Key West High School and St. Gregory's Catholic School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Georgie attended the University of Miami and upon leaving worked at the family-owned American Sportsmen's Inn Motel as Auditor and Assistant Manager of the restaurant.

Georgie and his former wife Theresa Gibb opened Georgie's, a small Bistro located in the heart of Key West, from 1975 till 1978. Georgie was also volunteer firefighter at the Big Coppitt Fire Station from 1978 to 1979.