CHAMPCAR/CART: Alvise Andretti is dead at 90

EASTON, Pa. (Nov. 3, 1999) -- Alvise Andretti, the father of Marion Andretti and Grand father of Michael Andretti, died of cancer. He passed away at home on Tuesday. He was 90. An Italian immigrantm he had worked most of his life at ...

EASTON, Pa. (Nov. 3, 1999) -- Alvise Andretti, the father of Marion Andretti and Grand father of Michael Andretti, died of cancer. He passed away at home on Tuesday. He was 90.

An Italian immigrantm he had worked most of his life at Bethlehem Steel Corp..

Mario Andretti had been with his ailing father for the past week,

"He was a gentleman. He loved to polka dance and he would dance every time we got near a polka band," said Dr. Ed Krupa, a retired dentist and family friend from Nazareth.

The elder Andretti, after seven years in a post World War II refuee camp movet his family to eastern Pennsylvania in 1955. Both Mario and twin Aldo were born in Montona, Italy.

Alvise Andretti is survived by his wife, Rina, his two sons and his daughter, Anna Marie Burley of Melbourne, Fla.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Mario Andretti