Catherine Barbara Balwanz

February 22, 1929 - February 11, 2015

02/22/1929 - 02/11/2015

Catherine B. Balwanz, 85, of Stewartsville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Earlysville, Va.

She was born February 22, 1929 in Bellaire, OH a daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Tobin Durant.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Sacred Heart Catholic Women’s Club; a charter member of the Glencoe American Legion Auxiliary; and Bellaire Eagles.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her husband, Robert L Balwanz Sr.; a son, Robert L. Balwanz Jr.; twin sisters, Doris Lee and Dolores Bottegal.

Surviving are her children, Michael Janet Balwanz of Cincinnati, OH; John Balwanz of Stewartsville, OH; Judith Joseph Bonvisuto Balwanz of Earlysville, Va, Linda Jim Smith Bumgardner of Martins Ferry, OH; and Patricia Balwanz of Locust Grove, VA; a daughter- in- law, Barbara Balwanz of Barnesville, OH, four grandchildren , six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 441-37th Street, Bellaire, OH. Funeral liturgy with Mass will begin at 11am Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Neffs, OH with Fr. Daniel Heusel as Celebrant.

Burial will follow In Glencoe Cemetery.

Vigil service 7:45pm Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson PKY # 300, Charlottesville. VA. 29111.

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Jim Lee
8 years ago

Aunt Catherine was a beloved woman by all who came to know her. May she forever enjoy her reunion with her husband, parents, son & sisters. God Bless.

Mary Kaye Camsky Kennedy
8 years ago

Judy and family, sorry for your loss, she was always such a loving person and mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy,

Fr. Patrick Gaughan
8 years ago

Michael and family,

Sorry to hear about your mother’s death. I will remember her and you in my prayers at mass this Sunday. I believe I met her at a parent teacher conference at St. John’s High School.

Fr. Gaughan

Jamie Harvell
8 years ago

Mrs. Catherine was so happy and positive, a light to the world and a source of so much joy to her family.I felt special around her, included in family gatherings, and Tricia always said, “Mom asked about you!” though she only saw me once every year or so. I will miss seeing her, and can’t imagine how much her family will miss her. Much love and hugs to each of you.

Nilda Colon Graham
8 years ago

My condolences to you and you family. My prayers and thoughts of strength go out to you.

Mabel Zeno
8 years ago

Sorry unable to attend the funeral, but my deepest sympathy to the family.

Sandy Heath
8 years ago

The Heath family is so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a special lady.Just remember, she is watching over you from above. Sandy Heath

Terry Warren
8 years ago

The video is beautiful. I know your Mom will be your angel watching over you all. God bless your family

AnnMarie Fleetwood
8 years ago

Tricia–thinking of you and your family during this time. Sending you love and prayers.

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