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May 20, 2013
When "gentleman" is mentioned, you picture Leland. Truly a longtime friend and was always real. I enjoyed working with him at 1st Presbyterian. Loved the guy.
May 20, 2013
It was my great pleasure to work with Leland on the Personal Life Team, led by Penny Carnathan. Our team -- Penny, Michelle Bearden, Cloe Cabrera, Jennifer Barrs and Phil Morgan -- had many great times celebrating the holidays at Michelle's house.
Leland's knowledge of Tampa's history was legendary and he was always so gracious in providing assistance to anyone who needed help in understanding Tampa's past.
He was a true Southern gentleman and will be missed.
May 20, 2013
Leland was a big help to local writers researching historical data on book projects and newspaper articles. As a history writer, he was among the greatest Tampa has ever known. In my work with Leland he was always very helpful, and offered great suggestions to me and was very supportive of my work as an author. Tampa truly lost one of her best.
May 20, 2013
On SUNDAY'S....I loved reading LELAND'S page in the Tampa Tribune about life in early Tampa...He was a great historian and storyteller..from the GOOD OLD DAYS...(sigh) (RIP) Just one of your many readers....Paul in Tampa
May 19, 2013
Leland was an anomaly in the newsroom: a highly-skilled, persistent, get-it-right, dig-out-the-truth reporter who was also the finest, most genteel man with whom I worked at any paper. I was privileged to labor with/for him and honored to count him as a friend. I will miss him.

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