To The Editor:
I have just read the news with much sadness of the passing of Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa. I have met him on many occasions during a number of political campaigns I was involved with.
These were at former Mayor Bloomberg’s campaign kickoff in Queens, former Senator Frank Padavan’s campaigns and finally at President of Glen Oaks Village co-op association Bob Friedrich, who ran for City Council and State Assembly. I found Phil Ragusa most personable, honest and a man of integrity.
I also found him to be concerned for the community and its residents and wanted to make things better with his ideas and goals for the betterment of all concerned. Now for that I say Phil Ragusa will be truly missed for he was the voice of all we hold most dear.
God bless you Phil for all that you stood for and let me also offer my heartfelt prayers for your family who will be missing and grieving at this sad time of mourning
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.,
Glen Oaks Village