Mary Balsei

June 5, 1915 - December 23, 2011

06/05/1915 - 12/23/2011

Past Services

Tuesday December 27, 2011
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Wednesday December 28, 2011
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 Be | Directions
Wednesday December 28, 2011
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947

Balsei, Mary 96, of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday December 23, 2011 in Shadyside Care Center, Shadyside, OH.

Mary was born June 5, 1915 in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of the late Giovanni “John” and Giovanna Iswardi Beltrondo.

Mary was a Catholic by faith and a member of the IAC Auxiliary of Bellaire, OH. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and loved to bake and tend to her flower garden.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Alberico “Bricky” Balsei, a grandson, Scott Balsei, two brothers, James Beltrondo and John Beltrondo and a special friend, Fonnie DeCoy.

Surviving are two sons, Donald Martha Balsei of Bellaire, OH and Norman Mary Ann Balsei of Shadyside, OH, a brother Louis Beltrondo of Shadyside, OH, seven grandchildren, Jim Tammy Balsei, Mike Kerri Balsei, Missy Brent Gleadle Amy Tim Wilson, Kellie Ron Cusick, Tracie Adam Hughes and Jason Shannah Balsei, 21 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4p.m. & 6-8p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire Ohio where funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.

Interment in Mt Calvary Cemetery Bellaire, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shadyside Care Center 60583 State Route 7, Shadyside, Ohio 43947 or Valley Hospice 10686 State Route 150 Rayland, Ohio 43943.

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Robyn Gleadle
8 years ago

Dear Balsei Family: So sorry to hear about Grandma Balsei’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mark, Robyn, Kara and Ray Gleadle

MaryJo and Steve Kurko
8 years ago

Dear Don, Norm, children and grandchildren:

I was so very saddened to read about Mary’s death. Everyone knew and loved her….she truly was such a strong lady whom I used to see in town for so many years ad will miss. So many of Bellaire’s finest people are gone but I know her spirit and zest for life will live on in all of you. What a wonderful family she and her husband created. God bless all of you now and in the coming months ahead.

Love, MaryJZacchini& Steve Kurko

Kathie Barnes
8 years ago

Dear Kelly and Tracie~

We were sorry to hear about your Grandmother. This time of the year is very hard to deal with such a loss. It sounds like your Grandmother was a very active, loving and energetic lady. Our thoughts are with you and your family. We are at Tate’s home for the holidays and are not able to come to the visitation. Love and prayers, Don and Kathie

8 years ago


Susan Klempa
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Grandma Balsei was very precious, thoughtful, kind, and loving. Those characteristics must be in your genes because each and everyone of you possess those characteristics as well. You are a blessed family, grandma Balsei will be sadly missed by many. God bless you with peace.

Mike & Mary Ellen Hughes
8 years ago

Norm, Mary Ann & Family,

Please accept our condolences on the death of your dear mother. She was always so friendly to us at family gatherings. Surely she will be greatly missed.

Mike & Mary Ellen

Pat Nemeth
8 years ago

So sorry to learn of Mrs. Balsei’s passing. I did not know her, but Mary Ann often spoke of her warmly. She was blessed with a long, full life and had a wonderful family surrounding her. My sympathy to her children, grandchildren, and great-granchildren.

cindy & webb alwine
8 years ago

The Balsei Family,

Aunt Mary was a wonderful lady. I have many fond memories of her. She will be missed.

Maria Shipley
8 years ago

To the entire Balsei family,

I read about the passing of your loved one and send my deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved her. I am sure she was a wonderful person because she has such a wonderful and beautiful family. May she rest in peace with our Lord above and may your families find comfort,support and love from each other as time helps your hearts heal. All of my sympathy and love, “Coach Shipley”

Gerald Edward Ed Holler,Jr. & Family
8 years ago

To The Families Of Mary Balsei,

Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Anita Scott Berry
8 years ago

To the Family of Mary Balsei:

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. My sister and I

were very fond of her, she will be

greatly missed. My sister, Elfia

Scott passed 2/7/08. I wish to

express my deepest sympathies and

God give you peace in your time of



Elsie Battistone Bizzari