Ettore Joseph Coringrato
Ettore “Ed” Joseph Coringrato, 94, of Whitehall, died Aug. 1, 2017. He was the husband of Margaret (Werner) Coringrato for 61 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Dominic and Isabel Coringrato.
He was a 1941 graduate of Allentown High School and in 1946 from Bethlehem Steel Corporation’s machinist apprentice program.
He was a squad leader in the U.S. Army 19th Infantry with the U.S. occupational forces in Japan after the end of World War II.
He was a machinist at Jenkins Machine Shop.
In 1953, he founded Coringrato Insurance Agency, Whitehall, that today is under the ownership and management of his daughters. Erie Insurance twice awarded him a Quality Agency Award.
He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton, where he was an usher and greeter.
He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was a member of American Legion, St. Francis Society and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 13.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Joan and her husband Jeffrey Shafer of Whitehall and Jane and her husband Anthony O’Malley Jr. of Center Valley; a son, Ettore J. Jr. and his wife Janet of Fogelsville; two sisters, Natalie Brown and Jean Brinker; five sisters-in-law, Janet, Mary, June, Patricia and Carol; six grandchildren, Lauren Shafer, Ben Shafer and Amanda, Brian and Katie Coringrato and Jill and Ryan O’Malley; nieces; and nephews.
He was predeceased by seven brothers, Rudolf, Alfred, Albert, Henry, Dominic, Julius and Joseph Coringrato; two sisters, Clotilda Minner and Ida Marie Papovich; two brothers-in-law, Rudolph Brown Jr. and Oliver Brinker; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Coringrato.
Contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Regional School, 433 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall, 18052.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.