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Jess Alonso

September 17, 1921 - May 26, 2020

Jess Alonso, 98, a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went to his Lord Jesus of natural causes on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020.

Service: A memorial will be held at a future date in his former hometown of Langeloth, Pennsylvania, where Jess lived most of his life.

His remains will be laid to rest nex…read more

Jess Alonso, 98, a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went to his Lord Jesus of natural causes on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020.

Service: A memorial will be held at a future date in his former hometown of Langeloth, Pennsylvania, where Jess lived most of his life.

His remains will be laid to rest next to his father Manuel, in Grandview Cemetery, Florence, Pennsylvania.

He was born September 17, 1921, in Ocean Springs, West Virginia and lived in Langeloth, Pennsylvania before relocating to Fort Worth, Texas in 2015, where he lived with his son and his daughter-in-law. He lived his last years enjoying the love of his family, and especially that of his six great-grandchildren.

Jess, a lifelong bricklayer/masonry contractor, was a giving person, often doing work for little or no charge for those in need. In World War II, he was an Army Ranger, serving in the Army’s 75th Division under General George Patton in the Battle of the Bulge, and two other major battles, where he earned two Purple Hearts.

He was a member of his hometown Masonic Lodge and an avid outdoorsman, never missing an opportunity to fish and hunt whatever was in season.

He was preceded in death by all five of his siblings.

Survivors: Jess leaves his son, Jess, and daughter-in-law, Judy, of Fort Worth; his daughter, Lisa Christian of Dublin, Ohio; grandchildren, Todd Alonso of Denver, Colorado, Meredith Alonso Hay of Argyle, Texas and Nicholas Christian of Dublin, Ohio; and six great-grandchildren, Luke Alonso, Adam Alonso, Aaron Alonso, Peter Alonso, Harper Hay and Owen Hay.

Jess will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

 

 

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