Leonard Balent, 56, of Hop Bottom, died Saturday at Endless Mountains Health Systems in Montrose. His wife of 34 years is the former Mary Jo Dziedzic.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late John and Nellie Abent Balent, he was employed as a machine tender at the Cascades Tissue Group in Ransom Twp., and was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Nicholson.
He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Leonard is also survived by a son, Leonard Jr.; a daughter, Kelly Jo Stroede; and a grandson, Damien Stroede.
There will be no services. Arrangements are by the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson. To send an online condolence, visit www.litwinfuner
Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home
91 State Street
Nicholson, PA 18446
Published in Scranton Times on June 30, 2014