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Robert Dean Balloon, 28, of Gainesville, Florida, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2008 in Gainesville. He was Vice President of NBC Securities in Gainesville, where he served as an Investment Advisor for Millennium Bank. He also was a member of First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

Rob was born on January 22, 1980 in Winter Park, Florida. He graduated with an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Eastside High School in 1998. At Eastside, Rob played Varsity Soccer for 4 years. Following high school, Rob attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he played Varsity Soccer. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 2003.

Rob was predeceased by his grandfather, Winfred Hazen, of Gainesville. He is survived by his parents, Susan and Don Balloon, of Gainesville, his brother Tony and his wife Shannon and their son Grayson of Brussels, Belgium, and his brother Scott and his Fiancée Lauren Anderson of Jacksonville, Florida. He is also survived by his grandparents Ruth Hazen, of Gainesville, and Doris and William Balloon, of Wooster, Ohio.

A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 4:00PM at the First Baptist Church, 425 W. University Avenue, Gainesville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Florida Building Fund, 425 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601, or gifts in Rob's memory may be mad to the Gainesville Soccer Alliance with a note on the memo line for the Rob Balloon Memorial Scholarship Fund: Gainesville Soccer Alliance, Treasurer, PO Box 14685, Gainesville, FL 32604.

Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. (352) 376-5361.
Published in Gainesville Sun from May 22 to May 23, 2008
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