Dennis J. "Chooch" Baluh, 76 of Latrobe, passed away Saturday, December 30,2023. He was the son of the late Joseph and Pauline Bellish Baluh. Dennis lived a life of service and was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He worked for the United States Postal Service for over 35 years while moonlighting as a Sergeant for the Seven Springs Borough Police Department. He volunteered as a little league, pony league, and football coach. After retirement, he worked at Galone - Caruso and the Slater-Rega Funeral Homes of Mt. Pleasant, and Norvelt Golf Club.
He was a member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church and the Rosary Altar Society. He was also a member of Hecla Sportsmen's Club, Kingston Veterans and Sportsmen’s Club, Mount Pleasant American Legion, Mount Pleasant Fireman's Social Club, Norvelt Golf Club, Shaft Club, Slovak American Beneficial & Sportsman Club, and United Slovak Club.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Connie Stairs Baluh and his loving children; Jeremy Baluh and his wife Ashley of Duncannon, Brandon Baluh and his wife Kelly of Norvelt, Bethany Black and her husband Jeff of Pleasant Unity: His beloved grandchildren; Finley Baluh, Brianna and Brynlee Baluh, and Grace and Josie Black. Dennis is also survived by his siblings: Joseph G. Baluh, Jr. and his wife Theresa, John B. Baluh and his wife Terri, Denise Moyemont and her husband David, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dennis was a loving husband, father, grandfather, dog lover, and friend. He enjoyed spending time with people, golfing, hunting, playing cards, and shuffleboard. Most days you could find him at the golf course or talking about golf and its many lessons. His favorite of all... "Hit 'em Straight!"
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 to 7pm Sunday at SLATER-REGA FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC 730 W MAIN STREET MT. PLEASANT where parting prayers will be held at 9:30 am Monday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. Please visit Denny's online memorial at rega.slaterfuneral.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega funeral director.