James Thomas Iannaccone

January 23, 1954August 8, 2018

James "Jim" T. Iannaccone passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 64 years old and was born in Rochester, New York, on January 23, 1954, to the late Virginia and Thomas Iannaccone. Jim graduated summa cum laude from Ithaca College in 1976 where he obtained a B.S. in accounting. He attended Albany Law School where he earned a J.D. in 1979 and served on the Albany Law Review. He moved to Florida to continue his law education and earned a Master of Law in Taxation from University of Miami in 1980. He passed his CPA exam. After working for a short while for an area accounting firm, he established his own legal practice in Fort Lauderdale. In addition, Jim owned two businesses. He ran New River Title Company working closely with Fort Lauderdale mortgage lenders and he operated Skydive Sebastian. In 2002, Jim was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife, Stacey Russell Iannaccone. He is survived by his sister, Judith Iannaccone, and her spouse, Jami Josifek, his cousin, Bonnie DiNoto, and her husband, Fred DiNoto as well as many loving friends in Florida, including Bryan and Kelly Mossorofo, Maria O'Neill, and Lee Benhayon. In life, Jim's passions included his beloved wife Stacey, his West Highland Terriers Harley and Saber, his cat Mouse, skydiving, scuba diving, and more skydiving! His intelligence, business acumen, political observations, and fearlessness will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to either the American Cancer Society or World Vision.


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Dave Ferguson

August 23, 2018

On a sunset jump at Sebastian, a large group of us were doing high pull, sunset hop n pops. A new instructor was on the plane and was wanting to get out last and go past us in freefall. I was uncomfortable with this and suggested that the instructor get out first. Jim also spoke up and said the instructor should get out first.

The instructor then asked Jim how many jumps did Jim have. Jim responded that it didn't matter, he was the Drop Zone Owner.

Always laugh when I think of this.

Sheriff Dave