Alonso, Peter Conrad
1923 - 2018
Peter Conrad Alonso, 95, of Lancaster, Ohio, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2018. First and foremost Peter was a loving husband of 64 years of marriage to his late wife Anna. Peter was a devoted father to daughters, Bernadette, Alicia, and Pier (husband, Glenn) and son, Peter Matthew (wife, Michelle). He was a loving Grandfather to Russell, Peter William, Nichole, Peter Morgan, Alex, Kristin, Katie, Kyle and was a caring Great Grandfather to Cyanne, Callyn and Atlas.
Born in New York , Peter grew up in Barcelona, Spain with his late sister Teresa. He had an active upbringing with family, faith, education, sports and helping his father with his family business. He was the son of Bernardo Rodrigues Alonso and Rosa Molina Espinosa. Peter was a trailblazer and moved from Barcelona, Spain to Queens, New York as a teenager. He was determined to continue his education, attended New York University and earned both his Bachelor's '53 and Master's '55 Degrees in Business Administration. Peter met his wife Anna Pirraglia while attending NYU and working in New York City. They were married on September 8, 1951, and began a close knit family in Long Island, New York. Peter was a decorated U.S. Army World War II Veteran that served in the Military Intelligence Division from 1942 and was Honorably Discharged in 1945. Peter moved from Long Island, New York and arrived in Lancaster, Ohio in 1963. He was hired as the V.P. of Sales and led the expansion and growth of Anchor Hocking Glass & Container Corporation's International Division (Currently a Division of Newell Tupperware Brands) into South & Central America and retired in 1988. After retiring from Anchor Hocking, Peter continued his avocation by opening his own successful consulting business, PCA World International Inc. Peter's positions took him on many adventures across the globe where he leveraged his linguistic talents of fluently speaking many different languages. As a highly devoted parishioner at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, Peter enjoyed worshiping at the growing parish during its inaugural years and was also where his children attended grade school. He and Anna always attended their children's and grandchildren's school, church and sports events. Peter was an avid OSU Buckeye, New York sports fan and NYU alumni. In his leisure time Peter enjoyed traveling with family on vacations, was an avid reader, an exceptional cook and loved preparing gourmet feasts for his family's pleasure, his work colleagues and his dear friends. Peter always put his family first and enjoyed his growing family around him. Peter had an inspiring will, high standards, humor, culinary treats and a very giving heart…….. A life truly well lived. A service of remembrance will be celebrated at Saint Bernadette's Catholic Church in Lancaster, OH on Saturday, 12/15/18 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place after the Mass at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Lancaster, OH. Messages of condolence can be sent to Frank E. Smith Funeral Home at www.funeralhome.com. Donations may be made in the name of St. Bernadette's Church or The Pickering House in Lancaster, OH.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2018
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