Donald G. Bales
1935 - 2022
BORN
1935
DIED
2022
FUNERAL HOME
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home
204 Eagle St
Mount Pleasant, PA
Donald G. Bales, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. Mr. Bales was born July 25, 1935, in Alverton, the son of the late Frank and Grace Bowers Bales. He was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. Don was a graduate of the former East Huntingdon High School. He had worked for Acme Markets for more than 20 years and then retired after many years as a dispatcher for the Allegheny Power Company. In his younger days, Don was an avid runner and a longtime member of the Mt. Pleasant Rescue Squad. He and his wife, Louise, enjoyed traveling, and then later in Iife, they could always be seen in town walking together. He was a kind and caring husband, father and grandfather and a friend to many. He is survived by his loving family, his daughter, Barbara (Ben) Veto; his son, David (Josette) Bales; his beloved grandsons, Alexander and Gregory Veto; his godson, DJ Rinaldi; his niece, Audrey Bell; and several other nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Rinaldi Bales, in October 2021; and by his brothers, Walter R. Bales and Charles W. Bales. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A blessing service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Don's funeral Mass at noon in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Interment will follow in the St. Pius X Parish Cemetery. The family wishes to send a special "Thank You" to the nurses and staff at Harmon House for their compassion and the dignified care given to their father. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the Westmoreland County Blind Association, 911 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601, in memory of Donald G. Bales. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.


Published by Tribune Review from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2022.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
14
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home
204 Eagle St, Mount Pleasant, PA
Jan
14
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home
204 Eagle St, Mount Pleasant, PA
Jan
15
Service
11:30a.m.
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home
204 Eagle St, Mount Pleasant, PA
Jan
15
Funeral Mass
12:00p.m.
St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church
Mt. Pleasant., PA
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My deepest sympathies to all of you for your loss. I know your parents are together in Heaven watching over each one of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Deb Mertz
Friend
January 15, 2022
Deepest sympathies on the passing of your dad. May your memories bring you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ed Berardinelli
January 13, 2022
My deepest sympathy to the family.Don was such a wonderful guy. Prayers and strength to his loved ones.
Sally (Nicotera) Shawley
Friend
January 12, 2022
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