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ALBERT D'ALESSANDRO
MARCH 9, 1936 -- APRIL 25, 2005

Albert D'Alessandro, a Lackawanna resident and longtime Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker, died Monday in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 69.

Born in Avelino, Italy, he attended high school and seminary in Italy before coming to Lackawanna in 1954. He worked for Bethlehem Steel from 1954 until he retired in 1995.

Mr. D'Alessandro was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a former member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. He was active in the Lackawanna Lake Erie Italian Club, serving as an officer and playing bocce.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Ann Ceravolo; two daughters, Nancy Eckert of Lackawanna and Karen Filippone of Buffalo; a son, Anthony of Lackawanna; three stepsons, Michael and Brian Wetzler, both of Lackawanna, and Mark Wetzler of Palm Bay, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Karen Wetzler of Palm Bay, Fla.; two sisters, Dolores Stefanacci of West Seneca and Carmelina Kij of Lackawanna; two brothers, Carmen of Lackawanna and Vincent of Hamburg; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 3148 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

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