Gardening 08

Herbert G. Ballas

October 28, 1941 ~ November 11, 2019 (age 78)


Herbert G. Ballas, 78, of Meadow Lands, died Monday, November 11, 2019 in the Washington Hospital.

He was born October 28, 1941, in Canonsburg, a son of Joseph and Clara Mae Fenton Ballas.

Mr. Ballas was a 1959 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School and completed a two year program at DeVry Technical School.

He was employed as a quality control technician for Hankisnon Corp. in Canonsburg until his retirement.

Mr. Ballas enjoyed gardening, woodworking, modeling, working on old TVs and watching football on TV.  His greatest joy was his grandchildren and going to his grandson’s ball games.

On September 15, 1962, he married Marian Jankowski his wife of 57 years, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Smith of Bridgeville and Sandra Florian (Glenn) of Amity; two grandchildren and the apples of his eye, Matthew (Natalie) and Hilary Florian; and a great granddaughter, Emma.

Deceased are a daughter, Kathleen Ballas; and a brother, Donald Ballas.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2019.  Interment will follow in Woodruff Memorial Park.  

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or

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November 14, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

Funeral Service
November 15, 2019

10:00 AM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

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