Eugene V. “Gene” Alessandroni II, of Chestnut Hill, a career prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, died Nov. 25 of cardiac arrest at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Alessandroni had worked in the District Attorney’s Office for 38 years under five district attorneys and had, at various times, headed the child-support division and the antiobscenity enforcement division. He also had been a public defender and an assistant counsel to Pennsylvania Gov. Raymond P. Shafer.
A graduate of Episcopal Academy, Wesleyan University and Villanova University School of Law, he came from a family of lawyers, judges and public servants. His father, Walter E. Alessandroni, was a state attorney general who had received the Republican Party’s endorsement for lieutenant governor in 1966, but died in a plane crash with his wife, Ethel, in May of that year.
Mr. Alessandroni was active in the Chestnut Hill Community Association. He was a member of the American Power Board Association, the Winding River Boating Club, and a former member of the Ocean City yacht Club.
He is survived by his wife, the former Maria Lochetto, and a brother, Eric.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 3 at Our Mother of Consolation Church in Chestnut Hill. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. – WF