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Robert A. Balmer

April 4, 1922 ~ December 12, 2017 (age 95)


Robert A. Balmer, 95, of Sturgeon, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Genesis Health Care’s Bridgeville Rehabilitation and Care Center.

He was born February 4, 1922 in Sturgeon, a son of the late Jesse Alza and Bertha (Scherer) Balmer.

Mr. Balmer was a graduate of South Fayette High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was the recipient of a number of medals.

He worked as an electronics tester for R.C.A. in Washington until his retirement in 1984.

Mr. Balmer was a member of St. Patrick R.C. Church, Noblestown and a member of the McDonald V.F.W. Post #567.

He enjoyed small game hunting, fishing and turtle hunting. He also took pride in his garden.

On February 18, 1947, he married Etta McGraw, who died November 7, 2008.

Surviving are a daughter, Donna (Albert James) Klimas of Oakdale; a son, Robert A. (Madeline Niewodowski) Balmer, Jr. of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Richard (Sherry) Daddario, Sarah (David Mansueto) Daddario, Emily (Jesse) Sukman, Tyson C. Balmer and Robert A. Balmer, III; and six great grandchildren, Richard, Dante, Antonio and Isabella Daddario and Eli and Carly Sukman.

Deceased are a daughter, Deborah Armbruster; an infant son; and a brother, Edward Balmer.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Nation Funeral Home, Inc., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 with Rev. Ben Vaghetto, celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township. Memorial contributions are suggested to Bethany Hospice, Six Parkway Center #100, 875 Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Bethany Hospice
6 Parkway Ctr #100, Pittsburgh PA 15220
Tel: 1-412-921-2209
Web: http://www.bethanyhospice.com/



 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
December 14, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Visitation
Friday
December 15, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Visitation
Friday
December 15, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
December 16, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Patrick R.C. Church
7322 Noblestown Rd.
Oakdale, 15071 1919


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