Alice A. Balutis

Alice A. Balutis, 96, formerly of Ashley and Moscow, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home, Elmhurst Township.

She was born in Ashley. She was the daughter of the late Ross and Elsie Shafer Albee.

She attended Ashley High School and was employed by Funke's Embroidery Mill, Ashley, until her retirement in 1978.

Alice was a former member of Ashley Centenary United Methodist Church and a member of Moscow United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent B. Balutis; daughter, Marjorie Martin; and brothers, Robert and William J. Albee.

She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Kovac and her husband, Edward, Roaring Brook Township; three grandchildren, Ross V. Martin, Mark S. Kovac and Lois Martin; two great-grandchildren, Britney and Skylar Kovac; several nieces and nephews.

Her daughter, Beverly, would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home for the truly wonderful and compassionate care her mother received.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley, with the Rev. Jeffrey Levy officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. There are no public calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alice's memory to Moscow United Methodist Church, 126 Church St., Moscow, PA 18444.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 6, 2012