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Flushing Civic Leader Don Capalbi Has Died

Don Capalbi (Photo; Grace Meng)

Dec. 3, 2018 By Christian Murray

A well-known Flushing civic leader died Sunday.

Don Capalbi, who worked for U.S. Rep. Grace Meng and was an active member of several civic groups, passed away at a local hospice facility yesterday. He was 73.

Capalbi’s death came a month after he sustained a head injury from a fall and was hospitalized at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

“It is a deeply sad day,” said Congresswoman Meng. “A member of our family has passed away and we are devastated by this terrible loss.”

Capalbi, who grew up in Astoria, was a community liaison for the congress woman and served in the same capacity when she was in the Assembly. He was the president of the Queensboro Hill Flushing Civic Association and was a member of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and the 109th Precinct Community Council.

He lived in Queensboro Hill, a residential area located in the southern portion of Flushing between Kissena Corridor Park and the Long Island Expressway.

“He was an invaluable part of my team, providing me with information and advice about community issues, and representing me at civic meetings and local events. He also fought tremendously for his neighborhood, dedicating countless hours to preserving and improving the quality of life for his community.”

 

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CRYSTAL WOLFE

I saw him only two weeks ago at the last CB5 Meeting. I can’t believe I won’t see his smiling face at the next one. 🙁 He was a truly wonderful man, and a great Civic Leader. He will be missed.

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