Of Turtle Creek, age 89, on Sun., July 26, 2009. Florence was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran. She received her BS and her Master's in Education from the University of PIttsburgh. Florence taught second grade for 40 years in the Gateway School District, mostly at Evergreen Elementary School. Beloved sister of Alice Balest; aunt of Lewis, John and Richard Balest and Margie Conley. Her service and burial with Military Honors were privately held. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 412-823-9350. www.laniganfuneralhome.com
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 2, 2009.