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Joseph Vales

AGE: 84 • Sewickley, PA

Joseph Vales of Sewickley, PA died peacefully on November 20th, surrounded by his family. Joseph was 84 and was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Gloria. He is survived by his daughter Maria Dugan of Cranford, NJ, son Joseph A. Vales of Princeton, NJ, and son Anthony C. Vales of Pittsburgh, PA, along with their families and nine grandchildren, Christopher, Anna, Joseph P., Keaton and Joseph C., Elizabeth, Zachary, Katherine, Sophia. Joseph was born in Spain, and came to the United States ofAmerica when he was 14. He settled with his family in New York and became the valedictorian of his Steubenmuller Textiles High School class. Joseph was a Columbia College graduate and a distinguished alumnus of the A&S executive training program. He was CEO of Ivey's of Florida and Joseph Horne Company of Pittsburgh, PA, and retired as Vice Chairman of May Company overseeing numerous retail department store divisions. Joseph was passionate about our country, the beautiful gardens he created, antiquarian books and the arts. An avid music lover, he served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Opera and served on numerous other Boards.

Visitation will be Friday, November 25, 2016 (today) from 2-4 pm & 7-9pm at the John E. Day Funeral Home Red Bank, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:15 am Saturday, November 26, 2016 at St. Catharine's R.C. Church, 108 Middletown Rd. Holmdel, NJ with interment at Holmdel Cemetery immediately following.

Please visit Joseph's memorial website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 25, 2016
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