Charles J. Palmeri

A native of Buffalo, New York, the oldest child of first-generation Italian immigrants, Charles gravitated to the construction industry after his return home from the war. As a trend-setting real estate developer, he and his partners conceived and developed two large residential projects in upstate New York, where he was president of the Niagara Frontier Builders Association. Since moving to Florida in 1978, Charles has been a successful commercial real estate broker and continues to enjoy his real estate career today, at age 93. He resides in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife, Carol, who is also a successful Realtor.

To read more about Charles, please follow these links:

Buffalo News, July 17, 2017

Business Observer, 2019

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 2019 

“Eyewitness to Dachau”
March 10, 10 a.m.
Gulf Gate Library

“Eyewitness to Dachau” is an educational program presented by Charles Palmeri, World War II veteran and a member of the 42nd Infantry, Rainbow Division, and Liz Coursen, Sarasota author and editor. Using vivid images throughout the 70-minute presentation, Liz will talk about the history of the camp, up to its dramatic liberation, and then Chuck will talk about what he saw, and what he thought about what he saw, at the Dachau concentration camp in the cold spring of 1945.

Chuck will be available to sign books after the program.

Meet The Author
December 12, 2 p.m.
Geldbart Auditorium at the Selby Public Library (1331 1st St., Sarasota, FL 34236)

Mr. Palmeri will be interviewed by local author and editor Liz Coursen, immediate past-president of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Toastmasters, and moderated by Distinguished Toastmaster Debi Frock, past-president of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Toastmasters and Founder of Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope.

Link to Sarasota Herald-Tribune article on the event

Books will be available for sale in the Friends of the Library Bookstore following the program; program hosted by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Toastmasters.

Charles was a member of the 42nd Infantry, Rainbow Division, Company L.

For a time following the war, Charles was the acting commander of Camp Marcus W. Orr, an internment camp for civilian Nazi sympathizers from various nations, located just outside Salzburg.

Charles Palmeri and his medals, circa 2017.