October 19, 2017
Ralph D. Conte Age 88, born on July 19th, 1929 in Pittsburgh PA., passed away at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, FL., on October 19th, 2017. Ralph is survived by his wife, Joann Conte; his children, Richard (Laura) Conte of Seattle, WA., Joseph (Cynthia) Conte of Richmond, VA., Pamela (James Stultz) Conte of Charlotte, N.C., Martin (Jodie) Conte of Charlotte, N.C., and Christopher Keene of Charleston, S.C.; his eight grandchildren Michael (Mary) Conte of Chicago, IL., Samantha (David) Payne of Richmond, VA., Matthew (Rina) Conte of New York, N.Y., Nicholas Conte of Richmond, VA., Zachariah (Rebecca) Johnston of Charlotte, N.C., Taylor Johnston of Greenville, N.C., Gabriella and Francesca Conte of Seattle, WA., and 5 great grandchildren, Anthony, Madeline and Michael Payne, Adelina and Mary Josephine (Jo) Conte. Ralph is also survived by his brother Alfred Conte, and 3 sisters, Pauline Donahue, Jeanne Caliguiri, and Emma Janicki all of Pittsburgh, PA., as well as the mother of his children, Kathleen McKenzie Conte of Charlotte N.C. He was also beloved by his many nieces and nephews. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Virginia (Morante) Conte. Ralph was a Korean War era veteran and attended St. Vincent College. He owned and operated 3 successful Bottled Water businesses, Polar Water in Pittsburgh, Deep Rock Water in South Florida and Diamond Springs Water in Virginia and the Carolinas. Ralph was one of the founding members of the American Bottled Water Association, the precursor of today’s International Bottled Water Association. His success was recognized by his peers and resulted in his induction into the Bottled Water Hall of Fame in 1999. In the 1960’s and 70’s, under Ralph’s leadership, the Monroeville Midget Football program prospered and provided Monroeville’s youth with the opportunity to experience team work, sportsmanship and achievement through the game of football. He was well known for his generosity to his family, friends and the communities in which he lived. Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Bernadette Church. Interment will be private.
Ralph D. Conte Age 88, born on July 19th, 1929 in Pittsburgh PA., passed away at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, FL., on October 19th, 2017. Ralph is survived by his wife, Joann Conte; his children, Richard (Laura) Conte of Seattle, WA., Joseph... View Obituary & Service Information
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