Michael A. D'Alessandro

Michael Anthony D'Alessandro (“The Old Colls”), 90, of Stratford on December 
18, 2018.  Beloved husband of sixty years to Margaret “Peggy” (née O’Leary), 
devoted father of Andrew John, Thomas Michael (JoyceAnna), and Richard Peter 
(Sandy) D’Alessandro, and proud grandfather of Luke, Maximus, Thomas, and 
Anthony D’Alessandro, he was born on June 30, 1928, one of five children of 
Michael Anthony and Teresa (née Totarella) D'Alessandro.  Mr. D'Alessandro 
is predeceased by his three elder sisters and survived by his fraternal twin
John T. D’Alessandro with whom he served honorably in the USAF.  Raised in 
Collingswood, a star athlete as two-way tackle on two successive champion 
CHS football teams, he became a famously winning coach particularly of CHS 
tennis.  Attaining his master's degree, he spent his long career as a 
well-loved and fondly-remembered teacher in Collingswood schools.  A USPTA 
teaching pro, he brought his charismatic classroom style onto the tennis 
court, imbuing young and old with his passion for the game through lessons. 
A faithful son of the Holy Catholic Church, Mr. D'Alessandro contributed to 
the construction of Saint Luke Church in Stratford where, as an original 
member of the parish, he was among the first in the Diocese of Camden to 
serve as Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.  “When comes such 
another?” (Shakespeare, JC, iii, 2). Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a viewing on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, St. Luke campus at Vassar and Warwick Rds, Stratford, 10:00 am until 12:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 pm. Interment at 1:30 PM at New St. Mary’s Cemetery at 515 W. Browning Rd, Bellmawr NJ 08031. Condolences may be offered at www.dankshinskifuneralhome.com