Dennis M. ‘Denny’ Bakale

March 25, 1946 - Aug. 15, 2018


Dennis M. “Denny” Bakale, 72, Patton, died Wednesday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Matthew and Ann Marie (Ribaric) Bakale.

Surviving are two sisters: Jeannie (Bakale) Aldrich in Michigan and Pamela Newman of Patton; a niece and nephew: Andrea (James) Williams and Allen Newman, both of Texas; and several aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary.

Denny was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired in 2001 after almost 35 years of service from General Motors in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of the American Legion Walter McCoy Post 614, Patton.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching professional wrestling on television, fishing at Glendale Lake and tinkering with electrical gadgets.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or visitation. A graveside service with military rites accorded by the Patton American Legion will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at St. Mary Cemetery, Patton. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Denny’s memory be made to a charity of your choice.