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Corona community activist Caminiti, 100, dies

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Anthony “Tony” Caminiti, a former community board member and an activist in Corona, recently died at the age of 100, Borough President Helen Marshall said Tuesday.

“Tony was a personal friend and mentor whose example of public service stood out as a model for all to follow,” Marshall said in a statement.

Caminiti was a World War II veteran who was part of the division which liberated the Dachau concentration camp, actions for which he earned the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge, Marshall said.

In Corona, he served on Community Board 4 for 40 years and was the former president of the Northside Democratic Club, Marshall said.

Caminiti also belonged to the American Legion, the Flanders Field Post No. 150, St. Leo’s Holy Name Society and St. Leo’s War Veterans, Marshall said. He served as an usher at the church, Marshall said.

He is survived by three daughters and multiple grandchildren, Marshall said.

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