Friday, February 4, 2011

Sal Fontana of Camacho Cigars dies at 86.

Salvatore Fontana, who spent 62 years in the cigar industry, died yesterday in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida. Fontana, known to everyone as Sal, was a top executive at Camacho Cigars. Fontana was responsible for some of Camacho's biggest accounts including mega-retailers JR Cigars, Famous and Cigars International. He came up with the idea for the Camacho Triple Maduro, a cigar made entirely from maduro tobaccos. The Triple Maduro was the first of its kind in the cigar industry.

Fontana is survived by five children; Bonnie, John, Jim, Robert, and David; and 17 grandchildren.


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