Harvey Ballance

Newark, New Jersey

1931 - 2020


June 28, 2020
Newark, New Jersey


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Father Harvey James Ballance Served in numerous N.J. parishes, 89 Father Harvey James Ballance, age 89, died at home June 23, 2020, in Montclair, N.J. Father Harvey was born in Orange, N.J., on April 6, 1931, to Harvey J. Ballance Sr. and Mary J. Ballance (Fitzgerald). He attended...

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I am sorry for your lost..from San Isidro Argentina

Although a secular humanist. and retired NYU professor, I had many fascinating long conversations with Father Harvey about Argentina's dictatorship --where Father Harvey spent 18 years, and performned masses with POPE Francis, while he was a bishop, COULD unbelievably happen HERE! He attended my June backyard birthdat parties for many years and related beautifully to my teenage son, his lawyers mother and my beer drinking tennis buddies, old girlfriends of all ages, races and ethnicities,...

Father Harvey taught me in catechism classes in Argentina in the early seventies. His teaching and role modeling had a huge impact on my life and played a big role in my decision to join the Peace Corps and to become a social worker. I will also never forget how he allowed me and my friend to be altar girls in a time when only boys were allowed. He made such a difference in countless lives.

farher harvey was a man for Christ. He gave freely of his wisdom and his love, always humbly and pointing towards the source of both. It was a blessing to share a little time with him. We will miss our friend but we rejoice in a life lived in service to the Lord
Until we meet again
Deacon michael

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Father Harvey was a great Priest,friend and he was my spiritual guide,he always have time for my confessions and marriage counseling.
He always happy and sweet,compassions,he always think to help others .
Rest In Peace Father Harvey,you are my Saint Angel .
Always in my heart ❤

I got to know Fr. Harvey as a friend after his retirement. I would drive to pick him up for lunch while listening to a CD of him playing his 'jazz piano' which was always so uplifting. The last connection we had was when he called to pray for me and my family this past Easter ...not knowing in advance that we were dealing with a family member who was hospitalized, and later passed of the coronavirus. We were comforted by his blessing... and pray now that he may rest in peace although we...

What a great man! I always enjoyed seeing him at our Prayer Group, and our breakfast afterward. So much wisdom. So much life experience. So much to learn from him.
But, while we will miss him, we are comforted by the knowledge that he can now rest in the loving arms of our Lord. He has certainly earned his reward.

Fr. Harvey is at peace now but while he was with us he graced us with his holiness and wisdom. God blessed him.