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On the Passing of Chairman Ragusa

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Statement on the Passing of Queens GOP Chairman Phil Ragusa

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our very distinguished Chairman, Phil Ragusa. Chairman Ragusa had dedicated his life to serving his community, the Republican Party, and particularly his friends and family. He has been Chairman of the Queens Republican Party since 2007 and will be sorely missed.

Chairman Ragusa will be remembered for his integrity and commitment to the democratic process and was viewed by many as not just a friend but a mentor. He passed away peacefully in bed surrounded by his loved ones after a short battle with Leukemia. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the Ragusa family at this time of sorrow.

Phil Ragusa, the chairman of the Queens County Republican Party, died Tuesday after a battle with leukemia. He was 74.

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"Chairman Ragusa had dedicated his life to serving his community, the Republican Party, and particularly his friends and family. He has been chairman of the Queens Republican Party since 2007 and will be sorely missed," the GOP said in a statement.

Ragusa is survived by his wife, Nelly, and daughter, Stephanie.