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John A. Alogna, Fuller, FLSmidth executive

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

John A. Alogna, 74, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 5, 2017. Born in Wethersfield, Conn., he was a son of Ella Corinne Maturo and Michael Paul Alogna. He was the husband of Winifred (Wink) Alogna for 49 years.

He attended the Williston Northampton School,Easthampton, Mass., and Dickinson College, Carlisle. He earned a master’s degree in business administration and a Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University.

He began his legal career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. He was a vice-president, senior vice-president, corporate secretary, director and general counsel of the Fuller Company, and later of FLSmidth, until he retired in 2002. He and other Fuller executives collectively bought Fuller, later FLSmidth and Company, from GATX Corporation in 1986.

He was a member and a multi-term chairman of the board of the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Health Care. He was a board member of the People’s Medical Society. He volunteered with the Service Corp of Retired Executives. In 2013, he was named the annual honoree of Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, where he was on the board of trustees and was a volunteer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Forrest and his wife Sandrine of Paris, France, and their children Lucy and Felix; a daughter, Nora and her husband Indrajit (Ed) of Goa, India, and their children Ella, Sachi, and Max; a son, Michael and his wife Elizabeth of Bethlehem and their children Wyatt, Reese, Quinn and Cora; a son, Alexander of Bethlehem; a daughter, Marian and her husband Alistair of Jersey City, N.J., and their daughter Lillian; and a daughter, Victoria of Dunedin, New Zealand; a brother, Michael T. Alogna of Arlington, Mass.; and a sister, Patricia Reiss of Lake Forest, Ill.

He was predeceased by a sister, Donna Edson of Clinton, N.J.

Contributions may be made to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, 74 W. Broad St. - Suite 260, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.