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Wesley B. Gales, 84, of Jeannette, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Nov. 11, 1937, to the late Wesley B. and Blanche (Ellis) Gales. He would have graduated from Rostraver High, Class of '55, but joined the Navy and obtained his GED while serving his country as a Korean War veteran. Wes was a "jack of all trades." He was a licensed beautician for many years, moving on to work as a laborer out of Local 1451, in Latrobe. His favorite job was driving truck cross-country for numerous companies, retiring from Laurel Foam in Derry. In his younger days, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and playing softball. Later, he enjoyed attending Blue Grass Festivals and traveling the country in the motor home with his wife, deep sea fishing, hunting and spending time with loved ones. As a self-taught machinist, carpenter and constantly learning new trades, he was happiest when working with his hands, doing odd jobs, big or small for family and friends. In addition to his parents, Wesley was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn R. Gales (48). Wesley is survived by his loving wife, best friend and soul mate, Audrey (Stefl) Gales, of 53 years. Also surviving are a daughter, Catherine (Dwight) Galley, of Jeannette, a granddaughter, Charlene Gales (whom we call Charlie), of Rostraver Township, and a dear friend, Betty Lou Alcorn, of Greensburg (whom we considered to be like an adopted daughter). Wesley is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law plus numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by the following, whereabouts unknown: a son and daughter, Wesley and Yvonne Gales, half-brothers and sisters, Tom, Tim, Carol and Barbara Gales. Upon his request, there will be no visitation or funeral. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date.
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