Florence Balest
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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.
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August 25, 2009
Dear Balest Family,
My heartfelt condolences on your loss. Miss Balest was my second grade teacher at Evergreen Elementary. I had the privilege to return to Evergreen years later as a teacher and work with Miss Balest before she retired. Her kind gentle manner will live on in the lives of those students she touched.
Shirley Gregowich Rood
August 2, 2009
Dear Balest family,
My deepest sympathy on your loss. Miss Balest was my second grade teacher when she taught in Pitcairn and I have fond memories of her. May your good memories of her life give you comfort.
Joanne Hredzak Gibson
Joanne Hredzak Gibson
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