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Van Balen, Sr., Joseph J.

Joseph J. Van Balen, Sr. age 93, Saturday, September 10, 2011. Born June 30, 1918 in Carnegie, PA to Joseph C. Van Balen and O'Tillie Rapple Van Balen. Retired project engineer from A.L. Lee Co., Consolidated Coal Co., Veteran WWII Eighth Army Air Force, 490th Bomb Group (H), Intelligence officer, proudest WWII service Operation Chowhound. Longtime active member of Christ the King Parish. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years Geneva Harding Van Balen. Survived by children Janet (Howard) Distelzweig, Dr. Joseph J. (Margaret) Van Balen, Mary van Balen, Elizabeth (Dr. Michael) Delphia and Thomas (Laurie) Van Balen; 17 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. BROAD ST. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday 10:30 Christ the King Church, 2777 E. Livingston Ave. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery. Visit for condolences.


Mortuary: Egan-Ryan Funeral Home