Charles Vincent Barrale

September 30, 1946July 2, 2012

Barrale, Charles Vincent (Bud), Monday, July 2, 2012.Dear Husband of Deborah (nee Hamilton) Barrale, Son of the late Vincent J. and Isabelle Barrale, Brother of Margaret (Dick) Zimmerman, Thomas (Judi) Barrale and the late Joseph V. Barrale.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation, 8390 Delmar Blvd. (63124) or the American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell Blvd. (63108).

Memorial Visitation, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at CALCATERRA FUNERAL HOME, 5142 Daggett Ave. 63110 from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. Visit


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2012

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July 16, 2012

I've known Buddy since I was 15 years old. Always a super nice guy and I am very saddened by this. Denise and I send our best to Deborah.

July 8, 2012

Family,friends,musicians, and ALL GUITARS are "gently weeping" for a GENTLEMAN who touched the hearts of anyone who met him or had the pleasure of hearing him play or catching that smile he always wore. Many fond childhood memories of him and his Dad Vince, playing guitars at family get togethers in my basement in St. Louis. Although we lived miles away from each other, I am grateful we touched base in November, for one last chat that was truly inspiring coming from a guy who was dedicated to doing what he believed in. Love you lots Buddy! Keep smilin for us all!

...Cousin Joe and Addie Mocca, Paradise Valley, Arizona

Nikki Nocita

July 6, 2012

My sympathy and prayers go out to the entire Barrale family.....Buddy was a great man and great musician....great loss...he will be missed......

elliot simpson

July 6, 2012

Remembering all the good times with Bud and Debbie back thirty years or more brings a smile and warm feelings. . .Bud is one of the happiest guys I know. . .Always positive and laughing at life and its peculiarities. Remember sitting around your house in north St. Louis and sharing. . .in Stash. . .Aero Space Lounge, the house on Bishchoff. and all those gigs. . .So glad we got together for the Stash reunion not so long ago and appreciate the sound work he did as engineer. Best wishes to Debbie and his extended family.

Elliot "doc" Simpson

July 6, 2012

We became friends in 1972 in the last version of Spirit of St.Louis when I auditioned to you and Jay Marino. I remember the last time we talked for 2 hours.
I'm so sorry for the loss to the Barrale family, Buddy was one of a kind and will be sorely missed in the St. Louis music family.
Love to you Buddy,
Joe Turek

Dale Briggs

July 5, 2012

From singing with the Kings of Soul in the 60's, to hanging out and racing our muscle cars on "The Hill", Bud was my best friend for almost 50 years. Every week Bud & I would talk on the phone for an hour. Him being in St. Louis, and me in Gainesville Florida, we always made each other laugh, and feel special. He was like the brother that I never had, and I amm so glad that I got to see him one last time 2 months ago at my Dads funeral...I miss you my brother!

Dale Briggs (Zurbriggen) and Sue Rose (St. Louis, MO & Gainesville, FL)

Sandy & Jean Kuehl

July 5, 2012

Our prayers go out to the entire Barrale family in this time of loss. Bud was a great guy, and will be missed by all. We have wonderful memories of our 'Stash days'.

Joe and Debbie Pipitone

July 5, 2012

All of Bud's family and friends will miss him dearly. He loved life and he loved music. Us musicians know that you can't separate the two. Bud and I were the tightest bass and drum duo ever. We were also tight as friends too. That "feel" that we had when we played was truly spiritual, a wonderful gift from God!
Debbie and I will truly miss you. I love you, Bud. Save a spot for me in heaven's band.

Mitzi Jumper

July 5, 2012

My deepest sympathies to the Barrale family. Bud left his mark on this world, and especially the musical world, and he will be missed but not forgotten!

Judy Johnston

July 4, 2012

To the whole Barrale family - so sorry for your loss. Bill and Judy Johnston