Tony Avella's Constituent stories

Avella Honored P.S. 221 with a State Resolution

Avella Honored P.S. 221 with a State Resolution


February 28, 2014

Loretta Weiss

Loretta Weiss served in the United States Army with distinction from 1942-1945 during World War II, and went back to serve in the Korean War and in Vietnam, from September 1950 until her discharge in February 1975, as a Supply Sergeant. In addition to her other duties, she performed confi dential prep clearance as well.

May 19, 2013

Wanda Beck Antosh

Wanda Beck Antosh’s quest has been to make her Bowne Park community a better place to live. A life-long resident of Flushing, Ms. Antosh has made it her mission to be aware of pressing community needs and take action. Attending Public School 107 and Bayside High School, Ms. Antosh went on to study art at New York University.

Ms. Antosh’s involvement with the Browne Park Civic Association evolved because of her genuine concern for her neighborhood and community and its quality of life. As president of the Civic Association for the past five years, Ms. Antosh has led the fight to clean up Bowne Park. Working with the 109th Police Precinct, she continues to ensure that her community has a strong police presence. 

May 10, 2013

Robert W. Armenio

First Lieutenant Robert W. Armenio was a United States Marine Corps medevac helicopter pilot who earned 33 air medals during the Vietnam Conflict.

After completing a degree in business administration from Georgia Southern College, 1st Lt. Armenio graduated from Officers’ Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia, and enlisted in the Marines in 1967.

May 18, 2012

Angela Augugliaro

Angela Augugliaro moved into Bellerose in 1977 and became involved in Queens Colony Civic Association as a way to get to know her new neighbors and learn about her new community. Along with her husband, she raised three girls, and it was while her children were young that she became involved as a Parent Teacher Association board member and Girl Scout Brownie Troop leader.

May 14, 2012

James E. Prevete

Pfc. James E. Prevete was born on January 19th, 1982 and was killed on October 10, 2004 while bravely serving our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Habbaniya, Iraq.  Pfc. Prevete was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, A Company, based in Camp Greaves, Korea and was killed in a military vehicle accident. 

 Pfc. Prevete was a lifelong resident of Whitestone, New York.  He attended Holy Trinity Elementary School from June 1987 through June 1996 and then attended St. Francis Prep High School where he graduated in June 2000.  He also briefly attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and Queens College prior to proudly joining the United States Army in November 2003. 

June 9, 2011

Deb Markell Kleinert

Since the early 90’s, Debra Markell Kleinert has been a strong public servant, community leader and activist. A life long resident of Queens, she started her career in the private sector as a Systems Manager in the computer industry, working for a number of Fortune 500 companies. As the District Manager of Community Board 2, which serves the communities of Woodside, Sunnyside and Long Island City, Ms. Kleinert is instrumental in fostering cooperation and coordination with various City agencies that assist citizens in making New York City a better place.

May 11, 2011
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