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Ralph Michael, beloved husband, father, grandfather and dear friend of many, passed away in Morristown, New Jersey on September 12, 2013. He was born June 4, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nicholas and Amelia Alliegro.
In passing, Ralph is survived by his wife Joan, his son Michael Alliegro, daughter in-law, Elaine (Leadbeater) and three grandchildren, Jake, Gavin and Cole. He was predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Amelia Alliegro and his sister, Rita Baker (Alliegro).
Ralph graduated from Bergenfield, NJ High School in 1948 and enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After completing 4 years of active service as an Air Traffic Controller, he joined his Father's company, Union Canvas Products of Carlstadt, New Jersey. Together, they built the business into one of the leading canvas products company in the country. Upon his father's retirement in 1970, Ralph became owner/manager of the company until his own retirement in 2001. After his retirement, Ralph and Joanie, his wife and love of his life, traveled extensively, enjoying their home in Florida in the winter and home in Montville New Jersey in the summer.
Ralph loved his grandchildren and they him, affectionately known as "Frampa Frampa" to Jake, Gavin and Cole. Ralph was a very active member of the north jersey whiz skiers who had a lodge at Mad River Glen VT. Through his love of skiing and golf Ralph made lifelong friends that enjoyed those passions with him throughout the years. Ralph was also passionate about flying, owning two planes and logging several thousand hours flying and sharing that love with his son Michael.
Viewing will be held at Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 7 Two Bridges Road, Fairfield, NJ. Viewing Saturday, 2-6 PM, and Sunday 11 AM-1 PM followed by a luncheon celebrating his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Homes, Inc.
7 Two Bridges Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Published in The Record on Sept. 14, 2013