Gerald J. Cedrone, 89, of Bryn Mawr, longtime financial analyst at Radio Corp. of America in Camden and co-owner of a family paving company in Philadelphia, died of prostate cancer Saturday, Dec. 18, at Park Lane at Bellingham in West Chester.
Mr. Cedrone was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from St. Thomas More High School in 1939 and went on to study finance at La Salle College. His studies were interrupted when he was drafted to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
After being honorably discharged in 1946, Mr. Cedrone finished his bachelor's degree at La Salle. In 1947, he married Mary T. Lallo, his high school sweetheart.
Mr. Cedrone worked as a financial analyst for RCA, starting in 1948, while also helping out with his father's business, Dan A. Cedrone Paving Co.
"After a full day at RCA, he would come home and take care of all the finances" for the family paving company, his son Daniel said.
In 1969, Mr. Cedrone and his brothers took over his father's company and expanded its contracting business. For many years, the company filled many of the streets of Philadelphia and worked on various city projects, his son said.
A few years after retiring from RCA in 1986, Mr. Cedrone sold the paving company's assets and closed its doors. He and his wife retired to Ocean City, N.J.
In addition to his son and wife, Mr. Cedrone is survived by daughters Francine and Geraldine, and a brother.