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Sylvester M. Balash

Brunswick, Ohio

1930 - 2020

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90, of Medina, Ohio passed away on June 26, 2020. He was born on June 17, 1930 in Buffalo, NY to the late Sylvester M. and Margaret L. (nee Zahn) Balash, Sr. Sylvester proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired as a branch manager from WW Grainger, Inc. after 33 years. Sylvester was passionate about the arts. In his free time, he enjoyed participating in community theater and loved attending operas and singing. He will be remembered by those who loved him best as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Beloved husband of Hildegard "Chris" (nee Niehaus) Balash of 67 years; loving father of Martin (Pamela) Balash, Jennifer Balash, Joseph (Rita) Balash, and Patricia Balash; cherished grandfather of Jacob and Zachary Balash and Melissa Lustek; dear brother of Ronald (Arlene) Balash (deceased) and William (Jean) Balash (deceased); and an uncle of many. Immediate family will greet a receiving line on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 5-7 PM at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212. We will encourage social distancing guidelines and ask guests to wear masks and respect other's boundaries. Please pay your respects to the family by kindly passing through and exiting. A private interment with military honors will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Sylvester's memory to Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight, PO Box 426, Clarence, NY 14031 or online at www.buffaloniagarahonorflight.org Online condolences and memories may be left on Sylvester's guestbook at www.waitefuneralhome.com

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