John A. Balz

August 14, 1948 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

John Balz Obituary

John Balz, 75, of Springfield, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on January 15, 2024.

John was the beloved son of the late Frank and Teofilia (Rita) Balz and the dedicated brother of Fran Balz.  He resided in Springfield, PA for most of his life and was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1966; and he graduated from Penn State University in 1970. John enjoyed a long career in finance with Reliance Insurance Company in Philadelphia and Citigroup in Delaware.

John split his time between his Springfield home and his much loved beach town, Long Beach Island, where he made many special memories with family and friends. An avid Philadelphia sports fan, he loved to watch the Phillies play and was a longtime season ticket holder of the Philadelphia Flyers. When not relaxing with friends, he was often tending to his garden; he was always willing to share wonderful homegrown tomatoes and loved to see the fruit emerge on his lemon tree. He and his sister Fran were great in the kitchen and always looked forward to cooking and entertaining. He could frequently be found in the aisles of Costco finding something delectable for his guests. A gentle and friendly person, he was always kind and generous to his cousins, nieces and nephews and bore the moniker “Uncle John” with pride. He will be missed by the many cousins and friends with whom he enjoyed spending his time.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 9:30am Holy Cross Catholic Church, 651 E. Springfield Rd., Springfield PA 19064 and to his Funeral Mass 10:30am in the Church. Interment Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery.

Contributions can be made to The Terrace at Chestnut Hill, 495 E. Abington Ave, Philadelphia. PA 19118, or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 322 Eighth Avenue 16th Floor New York, NY 10001.


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January 24, 2024

9:30 AM
Holy Cross Church
651 E. Springfield Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064

Funeral Mass
January 24, 2024

10:30 AM
Holy Cross Church
651 E. Springfield Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064


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