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Michael J. Balash

August 30, 1927 ~ April 13, 2020 (age 92)

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Michael J. Balash, 92, of Tresckow, passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. 

Born in Czechoslovakia, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Danko) Balash.

Michael was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Church of All Saints, McAdoo, and formerly St. Michael’s R.C. Church, Tresckow.

Prior to retiring, he was employed as a welder for Foster Wheeler Corp., of Mountain Top.

Michael was a Master Welder and Fabricator, he was also very handy. He enjoyed woodworking and creating jewelry boxes.   He loved to spend time with his best friends Vincent Shickora and Francis Singley.

Preceding him in death, was his wife of 62 years, Dorothy (Petuch) Balash (2012); and daughter Barbara Yuhas (2019).

Surviving, are his sons James Balash of Tresckow; and Gary Balash and wife Gina of Blandon; grandchildren Colin Balash of Blandon and Eric Balash of Vienna, VA; and nieces and nephews also survive.

Private Services will be held in St. Michael’s R.C. Cemetery, Tresckow.

The Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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