RICHARD R. BALAZS HIGHLAND, IN
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Richard R. Rich Balazs, age 67, of Highland, IN passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014. He was born August 17, 1946 in East Chicago, IN. Rich was married for 46 years to Aileen (nee Meeks) Balazs of Highland, IN who survives. He is also survived by his children: Ken Balazs and Derek Sickles, Kathy Balazs-Williams and Mike Williams; grandsons: Hunter Balazs and Greysen Williams; sister, Pat (Eugene) Peto; brothers: John (Marge) Balazs and David (Shirley) Balazs; and aunt, Theresa Mantell. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Rich was preceded in death by his parents: John Jr. and Patricia Balazs; in-laws: Homer and Helen (Elsie) Meeks; brother, Ronald Balazs; sister- in-law, Janet (Meeks) Morrow; and his grandson angels: Reece and Andersen Williams. Rich was a graduate of Washington High School, East Chicago, IN class of 1964 and Allied Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. He retired from Midwestern Electric and was an active member of St. James Catholic Church in Highland. Visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 PM Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland IN (prayer service at 4:00 PM). Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, February 17, 2014 at St. James Catholic Church, 9640 Kennedy Ave., Highland, IN with Fr. Keith Virus officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Catholic Church Bell Choir or the Humane Society Calumet. www.kuiperfh.com
Published in The Times from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2014