Joseph Vales, of Sewickley, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, 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, N.J.; son, Joseph A. Vales, of Princeton, N.J.; son, Anthony C. Vales, of Pittsburgh, along with their families and nine grandchildren, Christopher, Anna, Joseph P., Elizabeth, Zachary, Katherine, Sophia, Keaton and Joseph C. Joseph was born in Spain, son of the late Antonio and Maria Vales. He came to this country when he was 14 and settled with his family in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was 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, 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 on numerous other boards. He was a member of The Edgeworth Club, The Allegheny Club and The Duquesne Club.
Arrangements are by JOHN E. DAY FUNERAL HOME in Red Bank, N.J.
Published in Pittsburgh Tribune Review from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1, 2016.