Donald Baluh

Obituary of Donald R. Baluh

Donald Ray Baluh, 92, of Latrobe, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born November 16, 1927 in Redstone Township, Fayette County, PA, a son of the late John and Adaline (Hrabak) Baluh. Don was a Veteran of the United States Navy and prior to retirement in 1990, he was employed by Bell Telephone with 42 years of service.. He was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latrobe and a member of F & AM Loyalhanna Lodge # 275. Along with church work, Don’s s favorite pastimes included gardening, woodworking, golf, bowling, and watching Penn State Football. Above all however, he enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Baluh. He is survived by his loving wife of over 68 years, Anna Belle (Sowers) Baluh, his daughter Dawn Dietz and her husband Shawn of Irwin, two granddaughters, Sarah Ondriezek and Emma Garrighan; his sister Doris Lori, a sister-in-law Faye Musick, a brother-in-law Pastor William Sowers, and a number of nieces and nephews. Due to the current health crisis, there will be no visitation or services at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date after restrictions have been lifted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon, St., Latrobe, PA 15650. The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. in Latrobe has been entrusted with the arrangements. To post an online condolence, please visit
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