Rudolph E. "Rudy" Alo

February 1st, 1928 - November 19th, 2017

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          Rudolph E. "Rudy" Alo, of Erie, born February 1, 1928, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 19, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital.  He was a son of the late Adelena B. (Amendola) and Cesare A. Alo.

          He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn E.(Lyons) Alo, on July 24, 2016, and by his brothers, Anthony J. and Egilio R. Alo.

          Survivors include a daughter, Deidre (Alo) Bender and her husband, Walter R. Bender, Jr.; grandson, Walter (Rob) Bender, III, of Erie; his brother, Armand J. Alo, of Erie; sisters, Vilma (Alo) Paterniti, of Erie, and Dolores (Alo) Fresch, of Phoenixville, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

          Rudy was a lifelong resident of Erie, graduating from Erie Technical High School, Class of 1946.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, having been honorably discharged in 1953.

          He worked his entire career at Hammermill Paper Company, where he met his wife, whom he married May 2, 1953.  He retired in 1988, when International Paper Company, who had acquired Hammermill, moved their operation to Memphis, TN.

          Rudy was a member of the Erie Maennerchor Club, and St. George Church, where he had served as an usher for a number of years.  He was a former member and manager of the Cesare Battisti Social Club, where he enjoyed working with other members of his family in their leisure time.

          Friends may call Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard, and may attend a prayer service there Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. George Church at 10 o’clock.  Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

          Memorials may be made to Manchester Commons, Benevolent Care Fund, 6351 West Lake Road, 16505, or the Regional Cancer Center, 2500 West 12th St., 16505.