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George E. Balent
George E. Balent, 77, of Bethlehem, died on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Born September 11, 1936, in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late George and Eleanor (Albertson) Balent. He was the loving husband of Barbara (Neiswender) Balent, they were married 54 years. George was employed by the Bethlehem Steel. After retirement he enjoyed working for KULP car rentals. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He took great pride in sharing the outdoors with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Incarnation of Our Lord Catholic Church and an Army veteran, 101st Airborne. Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Barbara; children, Thomas and wife, Kimberly, Terry and wife, Jill, John and wife, Mary-Jo, Christine Piraino and husband, Paul, and James and wife, Tamara; sister, Geraldine Poulton and husband, Harold; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandsons. Services: Viewing hours will be held at the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, on Wednesday, January 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Incarnation of Our Lord Church, 617 Pierce St., Bethlehem. Burial will be private. Offer condolences online at www.connellfuneral.com. Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to the or the .

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 14, 2014
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