Monday, April 14, 2008


Weirton Daily Times
Saturday, Dec. 26, 1959
Page 2, column 1

Alfred Joseph Balon

Alfred Joseph Balon, 71, of 86 West Beau street, Washington, Pa., died Thursday, December 24, at 2:20 p.m. at the Washington Hospital. He had been in ill health since September. He died of complications.

He was born June 14, 1888, in France, the son of the late Arthur Frances and Julianne Delback Balon.

His wife, Henrietta Monseau preceded him in death in 1924.

He retired from the Tin Mill department of Weirton Steel in 1955, where he was a member of 25 year club and the Independent Steelworkers Union. He made his home in Washington, Pa. with his daughter, Mrs. Jack Donahue.

He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Jack (Charlotte) Donahue, Washington, Pa. and Mrs. Matthew (Alberta) Guzzetta, of Weirton; two sons; Hubert Balon Weirton, and Alfred (Balon) Ferrari, Weirton. Two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Monseau, Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Bertha Pillires, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Gabrielle Rocco, Italy. Fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.

Friends will be received at the Schwerha Funeral home at 303 Pennsylvania avenue after 1 p.m. today.

There will be a prayer service at 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 28 from the Schwerha chapel, followed by final funeral service at the United Presbyterian Church in Venice, Pa., at 2 p.m., with Rev. G. Ousley Brown, of the Cove United Presbyterian church of Weirton, officiating.

Burial will be in the Venice cemetery, Venice, Pa.

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