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Flint’s Santa Claus dies at 74

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Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton (left), Joel Florida (center) and Mrs. Leyton (right) (Courtesy: Genesee County Prosecutor John Potbury) Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton (left), Joel Florida (center) and Mrs. Leyton (right) (Courtesy: Genesee County Prosecutor John Potbury)
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

A local man, known as Flint’s Santa Claus, passed away this week.

Joel “Joe” Florida, from Fenton, died on Wednesday, April 4 at his home at the age of 74.

Florida’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 9 at the Swartz Funeral Home.

Along with being Old Saint Nick for the city of Flint, Florida was also the President of Old Newsboys of Flint.

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