Ellington Obituary: Norman Ballasy, 88

Norman C. Ballasy 88 of Ellington was granted the desire of his heart and passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday morning April 1 2018.

Norman was born May 23 1929 to the late Ernest & Louise (Luginbuhl) Ballasy. He was raised in Teaneck NJ and later he trained at Ft. Sam Houston TX and spent 17 months in Korea during the conflict. After being honorably discharged in 1953 he moved to Ellington where he met his "loving bride" Lavina Schneider and they spent the next 63 years on "their honeymoon."

He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church for 65 years. Norman worked as a machinist butcher clerk and escort driver for Kloter Farms before retiring in 2010. For 20 years Norman & Lavina wintered in Zapata TX.

Norman loved to visit with people and was never ashamed to express his love for his God his devotion to his wife and how much of a blessed man he was. He loved to travel and especially looked forward to getting together with his Ft. Sam army buddies and the summer Zapata reunions.

He leaves behind his adored and loving wife Lavina Ballasy his sons Kevin and Jane Ballasy of Ellington and Keith and Stephany Ballasy of Bryant TX; his daughters Dawn Winans of Ellington and Donna and Dwight Mogler of Lester IA; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister Virginia Bahler brother-in-law Wilbur Schneider and sister-in-law Helen Luginbuhl. He was predeceased by his parents a brother Ernest Ballasy and a granddaughter Amanda Ballasy.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Rocky Hill and West Haven Veterans Hospitals for their love and dedication shown to him as he always looked forward to seeing them. A special thanks to the nurses at hospice that provided care in his last days.

Calling hours will be held at the Apostolic Christian Church 34 Middle Butcher Road Ellington on Thursday April 5 2018 from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Church on Friday April 6 2018 at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Longview Village 34 Middle Butcher Road Ellington CT 06029.

Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home in Vernon is caring for the arrangements. For online condolences and guest book please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

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