Charles F. "Butch" Baldone
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Butch Baldone loving husband, father, brother, and friend passed from this life on the evening of May 16th. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank J. Baldone and Helon Allen Baldone, spouse Rita Spina Baldone and grandson Gabriel Luke Baldone. He is survived by two sons Frank Christopher Baldone (Missy) and Dominic Charles Baldone (Jenny), and five grandchildren Matthew Christopher Baldone, Margaret Claire Baldone, Anna Catherine Baldone, Rita Caroline Baldone, Christopher Alexander Black and his two brothers Frank J. Baldone Jr. and Allen J. Baldone. As a devout Catholic, he always graciously gave of his time and extended true friendship to everyone he encountered. Arrangements by Southern Heritage Funeral Home & Southern Heritage Cemetery, 475 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124. The family request that donations be made in his memory to the American Heart Association.

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Published in The Birmingham News from May 17 to May 20, 2020.
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May 25, 2020
Rest In Peace Mr. Baldone. You were a nice person. We bought a lot of suits from the Shop with many referrals because of his great attitude and humorous nature. Every Easter, he would alter my boys suits. Thanks for the memories.
May 23, 2020
Butch,
I miss you already! What fun we had in our wonderful family! Frankie and you were so hilarious! I remember those fun times as a kid. I know yall are happy, back with Rita.
Lisa Baldone
Family
May 23, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the family. Knew Butch through a friend. Met him years ago in his store on 2nd ave.. I remember his sense of humor and smile.
And knowing he was a friend of the Bear really impressed me.
He was a nice man and will be missed.
An icon of the city is gone.
An acquaintance
Pat Hawkins
Pat Hawkins
Acquaintance
May 23, 2020
Butch was a great guy.. WE were in the 117th ANG way back in the 60's..
He had a great wife Rita. Butch I'll forget U . May U Rest In Peace..Terry
Terry Mann
Friend
May 23, 2020
Knew Mr Baldone as a Nurse in a doctors office. (And date rented a Tux from the Baldones years ago)
Loved talking to him on the phone.
Always had great stories & you could tell he really cared about people!
I will miss talking to him.
Truly a nice, caring man!
Prayers for his family.
Cynthia Maddox
Acquaintance
May 22, 2020
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Paul Chassay
May 20, 2020
We are deeply saddened to hear this news. Butch was a dear friend and he will be greatly missed. We spent many Saturdays laughing and talking in his shop while he fitted my husband and sons for suits. He had impeccable taste and an amazing sense of humor. May God grant you peace in this most difficult time. Cynthia and Charles Zanaty
Cynthia Zanaty
Friend
May 19, 2020
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May 19, 2020
Butch and Rita took me into their home on Thanksgiving over 20 years ago my first year in Birmingham. The whole Baldone family made me feel welcome and like family. I was fortunate to ride motorcycles with Butch and Dominic. It's been a privilege to know Butch and his family.
timothy cano
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May 19, 2020
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May 19, 2020
I met Mr. Baldone about 15 years ago when I started working downtown. I always enjoyed talking with him and listening to his stories. He will be missed!
Brandy Serio
Acquaintance
May 19, 2020
Charles always had a friendly greeting no matter where I saw him. I met Butch as a fellow student at Woodrow Wilson Grammer school and formed a life long friendship. Butch was just a special Man and will be missed by his many friends. He always offered a special light on this way point on our way to be with our Father in Heaven. Rest In Peace my friend.
Michael Kicker
Friend
May 19, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mike Earle
Friend
May 18, 2020
He was great guy deepest condolescences to the baldone family so sorry for the family's loss sincerely barbara lee saiia herman and roger dale hopkins
Roger hopkins
Friend
May 18, 2020
Butch was a true friend of the police officers on his shops beat. I rode a horse downtown and he always looked out when he saw us coming to share a laugh or two. His door was always open when I needed to come in out of the weather. Always had a peppermint for my horse too. Ever the salesman, Butch convinced me that my husband would look better in one of his suits and he was our family tailor for years. Butch was a good man and will be missed by many.
Teri Lott
Friend
May 18, 2020
Great friend. Sad loss.
Bernard Downs
Acquaintance
May 18, 2020
I think I met my friend, Butch, in 1958 in math class at Ensley High School. From there we had a special friendship that never ended. He would always tell you straight stuff and sometimes you really didn't want to hear. He was always there for me and will truly be missed. Our thoughts of peace and comfort to his family.
Frank Skinner
Friend
May 18, 2020
Rest In Peace my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the Baldone family.
Jimmy Ballard
Friend
May 18, 2020
the Baldones were my godparents. I grew up with them right behind us. They were wonderful family. Butch was always someone I looked up to. I loved him and his brothers like my brothers. He was loved by all of us. My heart breaks for his family today. I send my love to Frankie and all. May Gods peace sustain you. ♥♥
Sarah Hogg
Friend
May 18, 2020
Dominic, I am so sorry to hear this news. Your dad was always one of my favorites. I know that he and your mom will be happy to be together again. Prayers for you and your family.
Heather Dalelio
Friend
May 18, 2020
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Association
May 18, 2020
Butch and I go way back. We enjoyed good times together in Indian Springs. Butch was always great to be with, and always had a story to tell. He will be missed.
Mike Osborn
Friend
May 18, 2020
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of my friend, classmate and neighbor Butch Baldone. I always enjoyed staying in touch over the years and had the pleasure of recommending him to several writers as someone who really did not Bear Bryant. My condolences to the entire family and especially to brothers Frank and Allen, who I remember as little boys in our neighborhood near Woodrow Wilson School. I feel so lucky to have known both Butch and his father. Howell Raines
Howell Raiines
Friend
May 18, 2020
Chris and Dominic I am so sad to hear that your Dad has passed. I hope and pray that he did not suffer and is now in Heaven with your beautiful Mother. Remember the good times and how much they loved you. Keeping you both in my prayers.
Marianne DeJohn
Friend
May 18, 2020
Butch was and always be a close friend of mine. May he rest in peace and my perpetual light shine upon him.
Ben J. Schillaci
Friend
May 18, 2020
Butch is an unforgettable person. Rest In Peace good man.
Carmella Calma
May 17, 2020
Butch Baldone was one of the finest human beings I have ever known. Always, had that smile.
Charles Zanaty
Friend
May 17, 2020
A good friend to so many people. His family has my deepest sympathy and are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.
Norman
Friend
May 17, 2020
have fond memories of Butch, he did all the Tuxedos for my first wedding and he told me if everyone of the men in my wedding got tuxedos from him mine would be free! Great person and from then on I wouldnt go anywhere else to rent a tuxedo!
Ron
Friend
May 17, 2020
So sorry to hear this news. Our prayers are with the Butchs family. He will be missed.
J.C. Ranelli
Friend
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