Caserta, Anthony J.
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Anthony J. Caserta of Somers, New York and Deerfield Beach, Florida, died on February 18, 2013 at the age of 97 ¾ in Boca Raton, Florida surrounded by his loving and adoring family. He was born on June 2, 1915 during World War I to Filomina and John Caserta in the Bronx, New York.
Anthony graduated from City College of New York in 1937. He was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion and one of the best amateur boxers New York City and the Nation has ever seen. His boxing record was 95 wins and 7 losses and he never suffered a knockout loss. He was the first intercollegiate boxing champion in City College history and he is enshrined in the City College Hall of Fame.
Anthony was a decorated medic and hero during World War II in the Okinawa campaign. He served our Country well and was in the front lines of the battles in Okinawa.
Anthony was a Vice President and Senior Credit Executive at CIT Corporation in New York City. When he retired, he had a national reputation for credit analysis. Many executives flew in from all over the Country to attend his classes on credit. Anthony truly was a poster boy for the "Greatest Generation."
Anthony was the Patriarch of the family and was cherished and beloved by all family members. He was a kind, humble, soft spoken man devoted to his family. He dispenses great wisdom to his children and grandchildren with intelligence and humor.
Anthony married Eleanor Leotti in 1947 and they were married for 65 years. He was predeceased by his sisters, Rose, Theresa and Margaret and his brothers, Charles, August and Frank. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, and his children, Thomas (Andrea), John, and Ellen Spiros (Andy). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Deborah, Andrew, Christine, Kristin, Emily, Kimberly and Jaden.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30am on Friday, February 22, 2013 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church,10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Calvery Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.
Clark Associates Funeral Home
4 Woods Bridge Road
Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 21, 2013