Amedeo Petrongolo Jr., decorated World War II veteran and contractor, dies at 93

Jun 03, 2019 803

BY: Bonnie L. Cook

Amedeo Petrongolo Jr., 93, of Berlin, a highly decorated World War II veteran who was twice wounded in combat and who later helped start a family construction company in South Jersey, died Thursday, May 16, of prostate cancer at home. Mr. Petrongolo was known throughout the mid-Atlantic region as an owner of A.P. Construction Inc., a business in Blackwood run by the Petrongolo family.

“He literally built one of the most successful companies in the mid-Atlantic region,” said Ed Rendell, who recalled contracting with the firm when he was governor of Pennsylvania. “This is the epitome of the American dream, [a family] coming to this country and doing great things.”

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