No one is ever gone…


Ralph Barrale

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January 22,1924 – October 9, 2018

Ralph Barrale passed away on October 9, 2018 at the age of 94. He was the beloved husband of Rose Marie Barrale nee Busalaki of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri; He is survived by his daughter, JoAnn (Richard) Rice of Huntsville, AL; two sons, Ralph (Kathleen) Barrale Jr. of Wentzville, MO, Lari (Debra) Barrale of Cape Coral, FL; brother, Vincent 43677229_2166872323325201_5760638526576132096_nBarrale; numerous, nieces and nephews; 7, grandchildren; 13, great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his Father, Salvator Barrale, mother, Josephine Barrale nee Palazzolo, brother, Peter Barrale, sisters, Theresa Lucido, Josephine Biancardi, Fannie Mroczkowski. Ralph Barrale, proudly served his country in World War II in the United States Army. As a veteran, he served in the 1st Army, 9th Army and 3rd Army under Lieutenant General George S. Patton. Ralph was stationed in Europe and landed on Utah Beach and he was awarded 4 Bronze Stars for his service. He was a past Commander of VFW Post 10350, Lake Saint Louis and also member of the Color Guard. Ralph was a member in the following organizations, Battle of the Bulge Chapter, American Legion Post 332, Wentzville, MO. Charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10154, Saint Patrick Knight of Columbus 4th degree, Assembly 2620, Saint Patrick Nights of Columbus Honor Guard, Lake Saint Louis Thursday night cook-out group, Lake Saint Louis Pontooneers, Bingo Caller at the Green Lantern Senior Center, Wentzville, MO. and Chairman of the Lake Saint Louis Veteran’s Memorial Committee. Ralph was involved in local projects including changing the name of I-70 south service road from Saint Charles to Warrenton to “Veteran’s Memorial Parkway” and “Veteran’s Memorial Park” in Lake Saint Louis, MO. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. (Pitman Funeral Homes)

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2 thoughts on “No one is ever gone… Leave a comment

  1. As a committee member of the St. Charles County Veterans Museum I feel blessed and honored to have known Ralph. We are working hard to make his dream of a museum in St. Charles County a reality.
    Ralph’s smile will always be missed, but he will be in our hearts forever.
    Ralph we will make your dream come true!


  2. Ralph was a role model for many of us, not just as a veteran but also as a husband, father, grandfather and a great grandfather. My wish for my future is to always follow his lead and be friend and leader like Ralph. We will miss you.


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