Anthony Avena,83, whose shoeshine shop was a Queens...


July 03, 1998

Anthony Avena,83, whose shoeshine shop was a Queens fixture for 75 years, died in New York on June 22 of bladder cancer. The 200-square-foot shop, which sits directly below the elevated tracks of the Long Island Rail Road in downtown Flushing, Queens, consisted of Avena's shoeshine stand and the flower and key-duplicating stands he added later.

Peter T. Joseph,47, a banker who headed the board of the American Ballet Theater, died of cancer June 25 in New York. He joined the ballet board in 1991. The $5 million donation he brought with him helped keep the theater alive.

Pub Date: 7/03/98

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