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Obituary for James R. Balfe

James R. Balfe
James R. Balfe, 69, of Irwin died Monday, January 1, 2018, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born August 28, 1948, in Queens, NY a son of the late Eugene John and Marilyn Therese (O’Neill) Balfe. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a Nuclear Engineer for Westinghouse Bettis, West Mifflin. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. James was also a member of the National and Local Paralyzed Veterans of America where he participated in wheelchair games, ramp bowling and air guns. Surviving is his beloved wife Nancy (Vogelsperger) Balfe; children Therese Catherine Dyga and her husband, Mark, of Wexford and Nicholas C. Balfe and his wife, Amy, of North Huntingdon; four grandchildren Aidan, Ryan, Evangeline and Ella Dyga; brothers Jack Balfe and his wife, Ellen, of Hyde Park, NY, Stephen G. Balfe, of Palm Coast, FL, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue, Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9:00 a.m. Friday in the funeral Home followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon.
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