Edwin C. Balbirnie, Jr. CHARLOTTE - Edwin C. Balbirnie, Jr., 84, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully in his home on April 19, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Mary Adele Balbirnie; loving children, Michael and wife Jane Balbirnie, Richard and wife Diane Balbirnie, Margaret and husband Tom Moore, Peter Balbirnie, and Melinda and husband Steve Salko; and eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Edwin C and Marie J. Balbirnie. A distinguished alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania undergraduate and graduate programs, he retired after a long career as an engineering manager at the General Electric Company. In addition to being a devoted husband and father, Edwin was an avid reader, photographer, master gardener, student of the piano, and lover of the arts, particularly opera and classical music. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., Charlotte, at 11:00 a.m., preceded by a visitation at 10:00 a.m. and followed by a reception at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make donations to the World food Drive through St. Matthew Catholic Church. Heritage Funeral Home Weddington Chapel is assisting the family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 22, 2013