In Memory

Steve Balmat - Class Of 1970

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08/27/14 08:10 AM #1    

Terry Dengler (1970)

Stephen Kinyoun Balmat 
Stephen Kinyoun Balmat, The Big One, age 60, passed away on May 31 in Emmaus, PA. Steve was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of Edna and the late Jack Balmat. He grew up in Allentown and Orefield, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. After his discharge from the service, he suffered severe brain damage in a car accident initiated by a drunk driver. Reciting poetry and painting one-word originals were his hallmarks. A charming man, Steve was most generous and kind to everyone he met. Since 2009, he lived at Emmaus Village where the staff, new friends and personal caregivers Marta and Millie enriched his life and gave him loving care. Survivors: Steve is survived by his Mom, Edna; his sister, Leslie and her good friend Stanley Billig; brothers, Bruce and his wife Ruthy, Peter and his wife Beth, David and his wife Jan Marie; nephews Nigel and Jeff; nieces Ali and Jasmine; and his aunt Jane Boulton of Palo Alto, CA. He was predeceased by his niece Willow. Services: Memorial service will be held at 12 Noon Monday, June 6 at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 Hamilton St., Allentown. Directions at www.eliasfuneralhome.comContributions: Donations in Steves memory can be made to either Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th St., Allentown PA 18103 or NAMI, 802 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.


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