Baldone, Dr. Pasqual "Pat" Anthony, age 90 of Mountain Brook, affectionately known as "Doc" passed away June 30, 2013
Born in Birmingham, he attended Norwood School and Phillips High School. He served his country in World War II from 1943-45. During his tour of duty, he flew on a B-24 Liberator as the radio operator and machine gunner in the European Theater. After the war, he returned home to complete a Bachelors of Science degree from Birmingham Southern College. Pat graduated in the second class of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1953 and was an active member of the Alabama Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity.
He was a strong proponent and advocate for the fluoridation of water in the City of Birmingham in the 1960s. He was on numerous committees and spoke at hearings in support of this endeavor. Pat was an active parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for over 40 years. His hobbies and interests included photography, bird watching, stamp collecting, and military history. Even at the age of 89, he enjoyed looking at pathology slides under the microscope with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter Patricia Baldone Naro (Philip) and son David Baldone (Rhonda); grandchildren Elizabeth Ann and Michael Naro, Matthew and Patrick Baldone; Sister-in Law, Betty Antonio Baldone, cousin Angelina Cascio and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Lillie Mazzara Baldone; his mother Francesca Ferlise Baldone; father Charles Joseph Baldone; brothers, James Charles Baldone, Sr. (Lillian) and Joseph Charles Baldone.
The family would like to thank Pat's caregivers, Judy, Shirley, Vivian, Shevell and Tahmine for all their love and support.
Visitation will be at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Tuesday from 5:00 until 6:30 PM. Vigil Service at 6:30 PM
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 10:00 AM with burial at Elmwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2 Xavier Circle, Birmingham, Alabama 35213.