Obituary - MARTIN M. PRAGUE

 

November 25, 2022

Born on Aug. 30, 1930, Martin M. Prague (Marty) died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.

Martin was born in Bronx , NY. He graduated cum laude from CCNY (City College of New York), now known as The Baruch School of Business. Martin received his C.P.A. certificate in 1954. He worked in small, medium and national CPA firms in New York City before moving to Orlando in 1972 to manage the Laventhol & Horwath offices in Orlando, Tamps and Jacksonville, simultaneously.

In 1978 Laventhol & Horwath closed their Orlando office and Martin opened his own practice, Martin M. Prague, CPA, P.A. The office eventually relocated from downtown Orlando to Winter Park.

His community involvement spans many decades beginning in 1975 when he served for 5 years as the treasurer of the Florida Symphony Orchestra, followed by his term as president of the FSO. In 1977 he became president of PESO (the precursor of United Arts). Martin was president of the Palm Gardens HOA for a record 25 years in a row. More recently he was on the board of the Winter Park Library and was active in the committee for the new library building. His community service also included serving on the board of the Congregation of Reform Judaism. Martin enjoyed volunteering as a supernumerary (extra) in the Orlando Opera Guild's performances, along with other local professionals.


Martin served as president of the Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Institute of C.P.A.s and as president of the FICPA Educational Foundation. A close friend and long-time client established an endowed scholarship in Martin's name with the FICPA Educational Foundation, in appreciation for all he has done. His greatest pleasure each year was to go out to UCF and personally award the scholarship to that year's recipient.

Martin and his wife, Ellen, recently celebrated their 47th anniversary. He leaves 3 wonderful children, 8 amusing grandchildren and 2 adorable great-grandchildren. 

Donations in Martin's memory may be sent to: Martin M. Prague Endowment for the FICPA Education Foundation, 325 West College Avenue, P O Box 5437, Tallahassee, Fl. 32803; Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, 425 N. Bumby Avenue, Orlando, FL 32810; Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Drive, Orlando, FL 32810.

Services entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 933 Lee Road, Suite 101, Orlando, Florida 407-599-1180.

 

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