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Alessi re-elected board chairman of Naval & Military Park

Donald A. Alessi of Clarence was re-elected chairman of the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park board of directors during its annual meeting Friday.

Alessi is only the second board chairman in the park’s 37-year history.

The board also elected the following officers: businessman Anthony N. Diina of Buffalo, vice chairman; journalist Michael J. Billoni of Grand Island, secretary; and Kathleen Garuey, attorney and former Army major and Army Nurse, treasurer.

Elected to three-year terms on the board are: Anthony F. Caruana, former Tonawanda Supervisor; Jerzy Galaska, master sergeant, Army National Guard; Thomas J. Higgins, former Erie County sheriff; Marlene Roll, Past VFW state commander; and Laura A. Zaepfel, vice president of corporate relations for Uniland Development Co. 

More information and a complete list of board directors is available at