Emily R. Baloga

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Jan. 17, 2013

Emily R. Baloga, 95, formerly of Dallas, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Ideal Nursing Center, Endicott, N.Y.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Hvozdoich, and attended Coughlin High School. She had worked in the garment industry in Dallas before her retirement. Emily was associated with the Blind Association in Wilkes-Barre for many years and also the Arts Club in Wilkes-Barre and Dallas. Emily was an avid crocheter and artist. She was a member of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, before moving to Endicott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph J. Baloga; brothers, Andrew, John, Joseph and Michael Hvozdoich; sisters, Mary Homza, Helen Hvozdovich, Margaret Tirpak and Anna Emerick.

Surviving are daughters, Mary Ann and her husband, Nicholas Gulius, Florida; Christine and her husband, Lawrence Blight, Vestal, N.Y.; grandsons, Nicholas Gulius (Lori), Andrew Blight (Lois), Tony Gulius (Tara); great-grandchildren, Leah Lucarino, Lynese Gulius, Cecelia Gulius, Dominick Gulius, Emily Rose Blight, Kristen Marie Blight, Jacqueline Ruth Blight; great-great-grandchild, Kiera Lucarino; and special niece, Florence Sokol.

Funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Richard Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. The Rev. Daniel Toomey, pastor of Gate of Heaven Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dallas. Friends may call Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Emily's name, to the Blind Association, 1825 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643.

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Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc.
2940 Memorial Highway
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-3255
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Published in Times Leader on Jan. 20, 2013