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Eugene H. Gales

June 14, 1936 - July 13, 2021

Obituary For Eugene H. Gales

Gales, Eugene H., age 85 passed on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, of Erie, formerly of Baldwin Borough.

Beloved husband of late Sheila McHale whom he was married to for 55 years; loving father of Daniel Gales and Amy (Shaun) Adrian; cherished grandfather of Douglas Gales, Rebecca (Cameron) Connolly, Emily Adrian and Connor Adrian; brother of John Robert (Shirley) Gales and Eileen Donnelly (Robert Mucha). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gene graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and worked most of his career at Swindell Dressler as a job leader in concrete foundation design. He was a gentle and quiet man. He was an avid bowler who loved working on projects around the house. Gene loved spending time with his four grandchildren who called him Pap. One of his favorite pastimes was maintaining his Cadillac and keeping it in perfect condition. He was a contributing member of St. George Church in Erie, PA. Gene was a true gentleman who will be missed by all those that knew him. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 1527 on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral prayers will be said on Monday morning at 9:45 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Sylvester Church, 3754 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227 at 10:30 a.m.

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Gene welcomed me immediately to Rust-Wheelabator and all the names and locations that followed....... I am having a difficult time typing this message. Heartbroken......... Goodbye Gene and thanks for all the time and the conversations and the friendship.....hope to see you again......
- Steve Yarnot
My sincere deepest sympathy to your family. I too worked with Gene. May all the beautiful memories of Gene bring your family comfort now and forever.
- Laura Neiderhiser
My deepest sympathies. I too worked with Gene at Swindell for several years. He was a thorough, excellent engineer. Very kind and easy to work with on major projects.
- Ted Bentley
My condolences. I worked with Gene at Swindell/Rust from 1974 until his retirement. He was a good man.
- Joe Kayda
Dan & Amy, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a: Kind, Gentle, and Loving soul who will be sorely missed. He is with your Mom now, Which is where he truly loved to be. I can still see their smiles. Jay Davison & Family
- Jay Davison
I'll miss Gene's gentle presence on our Wednesday Senior Men's Bowling team as he quietly supported our team and especially me. Being new in Erie, I've lost a new friend in Christ. Ken Thompson
- Ken Thompson
Amy, Dan and families: Sorry for your loss. Uncle Gene was truly as described herein. May he Rest In Peace. Michael, Jaqueline and family.
- Michael Donnelly

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