January 06, 1939 - January 24, 2018
Visitation: Thursday 6-8 p.m and Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry
Service: Saturday 10 a.m. in St. Gregory's Church, Zelienople
It is with unimaginable sadness that we are forced to write an obituary for Ronald Stephen D’Alessandro born on January 6, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the son of Bertha and John Matthews and Albert D’Alessandro. He is survived by his older brother, Albert D’Alessandro (Janet) and younger sister, Judith Concannon (Jack – deceased). He is the devoted husband and best friend to Jacqueline E. D’Alessandro (Strucker). His legacy consists of four children: Ronald Bernard D’Alessandro (Misty Baker), Kenneth Joseph D’Alessandro (Adrienne Tiede), Bernard Joseph Herrmann (Beth Saunier) and Joanne Marie Hartman (Herrmann). His deeply loved grandchildren are: Mary Hannah Lamberto, Zachary J. Herrmann (Michaela Burr – fiancé), Austin L. Herrmann, Tyler S. Herrmann, Alyssa N. Herrmann, E. Justice R. Hartman, Cameron E. Herrmann, Muriel P. D’Alessandro, Josef S. Hartman and Matthew C. D’Alessandro. He also was recently blessed with a great-granddaughter: Mary Jane Grigsby. Ronald was also a loved and respected uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Ronald was well respected in the business community as the owner of D’Alessandro Stairs Inc., Cranberry Township, PA which was in operation from 1976 until 2010. He was a long-time member of North Suburban Builder’s Association and Metropolitan Builder’s Association. He has been a member of St. Gregory Catholic church, Zelienople, PA since 1982 and served on the financial committee.
Ronald passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at approximately 7:15 a.m. in the company of our dear family friend, Rozann Lamberto. He fought tirelessly against serious illnesses until his body had to finally succumbed. Friends will be received on Thursday from 6-8PM and Friday from 2-4 & 6-8PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME of CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Rd., (724) 772-8800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be in St. Gregory’s Church, 2 W. Beaver St., Zelienople, PA 16063 on Saturday at 10AM.
Now that the formalities are over, we need to honor this man for who he truly was: A world traveler who visited 49 countries with his wife, Jackie, a hunter of 50+ years who never had the heart to shoot anything, a handy man who could fix anything his family needed repaired, a business man who only completed through tenth grade; however, had the financial knowledge of a Wall Street executive. He was a history buff and lover of reading, in spite of his dyslexia. He was a deep thinker whose “Papisms” will carry his grandchildren through life. Ron’s smile lit up a room and his laugh was the music that his family danced to. Ron was an amputee who never let his absence of a leg affect his ability to run through life.
Fly high Pap and watch us from Heaven as you have on Earth.