Remembering ‘Newspaper Guy,’ Mike Etzkin



“Mike Etzkin was a ‘Newspaper Guy’ through and through. He could write a good story, lay out the paper, and then write the headlines. “He could do it all,” said Loraine O’Connell about her former Orlando Sentinel co-worker and spouse of 26 years.Etzkin died on Aug. 17, 2021, in Altamonte Springs, Fla., at the age of 74. After retiring from the Sentinel in 2007, he served as an award-winning editor of the Heritage Florida Jewish News until 2013. O’Connell added, “Mike will always be remembered for his willingness to help. If there was a crisis pressing down, he always did what needed to be done. He was totally unflappable both in his professional and personal life. He was an extremely happy person.”

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