Ralph Palmeri, who worked as a casino floor supervisor at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas until 1995, died Friday in his Niagara Falls home after a brief illness. He was 79.
Born in Niagara Falls, he was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.
During World War II, Mr. Palmeri served in the Navy in the Asiatic and Pacific theaters.
In the 1960s, he moved to Las Vegas and returned to Niagara Falls when he became ill in 1995.
Mr. Palmeri enjoyed sports, especially boxing, and during his service in the Navy, he was a champion boxer. He also enjoyed cards, horse racing and fishing.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy of New York City and Ralph of Charlotte, N.C.; five daughters, Mary Beth Quarcini, Lisa Willingford and Anita
Holka, all of Charlotte, and Kim Falls and Gia Scuderi, both of Las Vegas; a brother, Vincent of Niagara Falls; four sisters, Marie Colavecchia of Niagara Falls, Phyllis Infantino of Lewiston and Stella Ciadella and Jeanne Parsons, both of Las Vegas; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be private. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.