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Anthony J. Caserta, Boxing Champion, Dies at 97

The man was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, decorated medic and hero during World War II. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Calvery Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.

Anthony J. Caserta, Boxing Champion, Dies at 97

Anthony J. Caserta died on Feb. 18 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. He graduated from City College of New York in 1937. 

Caserta was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion and one of the best amateur boxers – 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.

The man was a decorated medic and hero during World War II in the Okinawa campaign.

Caserta 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. He was a poster boy for the “Greatest Generation.”

The boxing champion 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.

Caserta 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.

Family eceiveed friends on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 10 Croton Falls Road in Croton Falls. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Calvery Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.

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