Balison, Robert T.
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Robert T. Balison (1933 - 2013)
Robert Tasos Balison of Pearl River, NY died on June 3, 2013 at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence in New City, NY. He was 79 years old.
Robert was born on October 26, 1933 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Paul and Augustina Balison. He grew up in The Bronx, NY. Upon graduation from high school, he served for two years in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he worked for AT&T in White Plains, NY as a Communications Engineer for 32 years.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Audrey; his daughter, Diana (Ray) Henriques, and son John (Eileen); grandchildren, Alyssa, Joseph, Matthew and Alex; a sister, Grace Mowat, a brother, Nicholas (Dorothy) and a sister-in-law, Dorcas (Terrence) Wrecza of Mandeville, LA . He is predeceased in death by a son, Robert Paul.
One of Robert's greatest joys in life was cruising. He and Audrey took over 80 cruises in his retirement years. There was never a cruise or a cruise ship Robert didn't like.
A funeral service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 112 N. Main Street, Pearl River, NY on Friday, June 7 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.
Calling hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home, 100 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations kindly be made to the Music Fund at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 112 N. Main Street, Pearl River, NY 10965 in Robert's memory.
Published in the The Journal News on June 5, 2013