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May 28, 2014 @ 3:02 pm
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Bucs Owner Malcolm Glazer Passes Away At The Age Of 85

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Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer passed away at the age of 85 on Wednesday morning the organization announced this afternoon. Glazer purchased the team in 1995 and oversaw a franchise turnaround that included seven playoff berths and a Super Bowl championship in 2002.
From Buccaneers.com:

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are saddened to announce the passing of Owner/President Malcolm Glazer earlier Wednesday morning at the age of 85.



A dynamic business leader, Glazer helped mold the Buccaneers into a model franchise and one respected league-wide. Since being purchased by Glazer in 1995, the Buccaneers franchise has earned seven playoff berths, five playoff wins, and captured its first Super Bowl championship in 2002. 

Known among his league peers as a pioneering thinker, Glazer infused his team and employees with the determination and dedication to be the best in the NFL.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released this statement Thursday afternoon.

"Malcolm Glazer was the guiding force behind the building of a Super Bowl-champion organization. His dedication to the community was evident in all he did, including his leadership in bringing Super Bowls to Tampa Bay. Malcolm’s commitment to the Bucs, the NFL and the people of the Tampa Bay region are the hallmarks of his legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Linda, their six children and the entire Glazer family."

Glazer’s commitment to building a championship organization has provided the foundation for continued success, on and off the field.

Glazer’s input was instrumental on the league level as well, as evidenced by his time serving on the NFL’s Finance Committee. He also played a major role in Tampa becoming a host for the Super Bowl on several occasions.



In 1999, Glazer launched the Glazer Family Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting charitable and educational causes in the Tampa Bay community, highlighted by the opening of the Glazer Children’s Museum in 2010. In its 15 years of existence, the Foundation has donated millions in programs, tickets, grants and in-kind contributions.



In 2005, Glazer purchased Manchester United. Since then, the club captured five Premier League titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013), as well as the 2008 Champions League title.



Born in Rochester, New York as one of seven children, Glazer took over the family watch-parts business at age 15 following the death of his father and then continued his foray into the professional world, investing in other businesses. Glazer owned or was a substantial shareholder of a diverse portfolio of international holdings and public companies, including: First Allied, Zapata Corporation, Houlihan’s Restaurant Chain, Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein. 



A resident of Palm Beach, Florida, Glazer leaves behind his wife, Linda, six children and 14 grandchildren. 

Mr. Glazer’s long established estate succession plan has assured the Buccaneers will remain with the Glazer family for generations to come. Linda Glazer, along with their five sons and daughter, will continue to own and operate the team as they have throughout the family’s ownership.



A private family funeral service will be held for Mr.Glazer. The opportunity for others to remember and celebrate Mr. Glazer’s life will be announced at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to All Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa.

The entire staff of PewterReport.com would like to offer our deepest condolences to the Glazer family.

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    I DIDNOT GET A CHANCE WHEN MR.GLAZER PASSED AWAY. IAM AND ANYONE WHO FOLLOWS THE BUCS KNOWS! THAT MR.GLAZER CAME HIM AND BOUGHT THE BUCS IAM VERY GRATEFUL AND A PROUD BUC FANS THAT DURING MY LIFE TIME SAW THE BUCS WIN THE FIRST SUPER BOWL GAME FOR THE BAY AREA. MAY HE BE BLESSED AND EVERYONE WILL MISSED HIS GUIDANCES. GO MR.BUC IN NEW HORIZON'S. GL HICKS
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    Condolences to the entire Glazer familiy, and thanks for all you've done for this community. May Malcolm RIP.
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    Purchase Price $192 million | Super Bowl = Priceless | Thank you | Mercy is the greatest attribute of God...RIP
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    Condolences to the Glazer family. Thank you for legitimizing the franchise, keeping it in Tampa, and doing what needed to be done to get the team over the hump and bring the Lombardi trophy to the bay area.
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    He made a difference; that's what life is about. Great example to follow.
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    RIP Mr. Glazer. Thank for our Bucs and all your family has done.
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    Malcolm Glazer, may he RIP and the Glazer family will always be synonymous with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and for that matter the international sports stage in general. Thanks to them Tampa sports fans have been blessed and Lovie and the Bucs have added motivation to be all they can be in the upcoming season.......
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    Thank you Mr. Glazer for making Sundays something to look forward to and for your community service. We are better today because of your vision and dedication to Tampa Bay and the Bucs. Go Bucs!
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    RIP Mr. Glazer. Thank you for taking our team away from the Culverhouses and keeping them in Tampa. Couldn't ask for better.
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    We were lucky to have him. A first class owner and a man who shunned fame in exchange for family. When the balance sheet of his life is totaled, he's going to be very much in the black. RIP Mr. Glazier and one hundred thank you's for the memories.
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    Of course we all are grateful for the Malcolm Glazer family buying the team, changing the perception of Bucs Nation, being the driving force behind the new (reasonably priced) stadium and the Superbowl Championship. But I have always admired him for rising from his humble beginnings to becoming one of wealthiest and most benevolent men in America without ever wanting to draw attention to himself like that camera hound in Dallas. The Glazer family has done more for our community "behind the scenes" as they often say, than we will ever know. As Jon Gruden said when hoisting the Lombardi trophy, "You did it Mr. Glazer". Your legacy will live on. Thank you!
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    He was a first-class owner. We were never the same after he stepped down. May his sons channel the Glazer mojo and make names for themselves.
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    Indeed. Dbbuc great idea about the ring of Honor and the uniform patch.
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    RIP Mr. Glazer and deepest sympathy to the Glazer Family. Thank you for the Super Bowl win. I hope the team wears a memorial to Mr. Glazer on the new uniforms this season. He should also be in the Ring of Honor this year.
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    RIP Mr. Glazer. You gave us a champion and for that we will be forever grateful. My family's condolences to the Glazer family. May you all have continued health and success! Malcolm Glazer was a visionary and a great philanthropist.
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    Malcomb, thanks for turning the YUKs into the BUCs and for the Super Bowl. You are loved and missed. RIP.
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    Prayers to his family, friends, and all those in the Buccaneers' organization.
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    R.I.P. Mr. Glazer. Go 'Bucs !!!
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    What a sad day. I like the Glazers and the way they run the Bucs. He will always be well respected and remembered for bringing the Bucs their one and only Super Bowl. Rest in peace Mr. Glazer.
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    RIP Malcolm. Thanks for the SB.
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    Farewell to a great man. The Bucs are a 1st Class organization due to his vision. He will be missed.
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