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John Balash, 80, of Bethlehem, PA passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Lukes in Bethlehem. Born March 10, 1932 in Allentown, he was the son of the late Peter and Anna (Fetkovitch) Balash. He was married to his beloved wife, Elizabeth Sally (Gregus) Balash for 56 years this past June 2nd. John began his career as a meat cutter for Food Fair, later working at various other food markets in the Lehigh Valley, retiring from Super Fresh in Walnutport. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. One of Johns proudest accomplishments was being named an Allstate Center for William Allens football team in 1950. Survivors: John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Elizabeth; sons, Timothy John, David Peter, John Michael, and Ronald Paul Balash; brother, Willie Balash; sister, Helen Sweeny; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Harding and Anna Heimbach. Services: A viewing will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Online condolences www.connellfuneral.com. Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made in Johns name to Hospice of the VNA of St. Lukes, 801 Osturm St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 or to the , 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 13, 2012
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