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Donald Stanley Balunis
  • March 24, 1944
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  • August 02, 2020

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Donald S. Balunis, 76, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020, under the care of hospice in The Villages, Florida with his wife, Betty, at his side. He fought a courageous battle against lung cancer during the past year with the love and support of his family and friends.
Don was born in Somerville, New Jersey and resided there until three years ago. He had been employed for many years at Hamon Research-Cottrell in Branchburg, New Jersey and was also employed at Merck in Rahway, New Jersey.
Many years were spent enjoying weekends at the Jersey Shore fishing, boating, playing cards with friends and visits to the Atlantic City casinos. In June 2017, a long-time dream was realized by relocating to The Villages in Florida. There he enjoyed a wonderful life with days of playing cards, especially Super Samba, trips and enjoying the many activities at The Villages, all of which were fondly shared with Marilyn, Bruce, and his many new friends.
He is survived by Elizabeth (Betty), his wife of 49 years; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Evelyn Balunis, Joseph Trombadore, Patricia Bosworth, Marilyn (Bruce) Rossi, Maureen (Curt) Kozielec, Dan (Sue) Bosworth, and his many wonderful nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Don was truly blessed to have such a loving and caring circle of family and friends. He will always be remembered as a wonderful and kind person and will be sadly missed.
He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Helen Balunis, his brothers, Russ and Mel, and his sisters Romaine Trombadore and Patricia Lauler.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to the Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society in Lady Lake, Florida. There are no public services planned at this time.


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  1. 11 Aug 2020
    Nanje , Maroba, Paul & David, Jr lit a candle:
    Lit since August 11, 2020 at 8:40:17 PM

  2. 08 Aug 2020
    Sam & Joan Brown says:
    Dear Betty, Please accept our condolences on Don's passing. Although we have only known you both for a short time, we will remember Don as our pleasant, smiling neighbor. God bless.
    Sam & Joan Brown

  3. 08 Aug 2020
    Sam & Joan Brown says:
    Our deepest condolences, Betty. Although we've only known you and Don for a short time, we will remember him as our pleasant, smiling neighbor. God Bless.

  4. 07 Aug 2020
    Enid & Bob Solomon lit a candle:
    Lit since August 7, 2020 at 8:47:05 PM

  5. 07 Aug 2020
    Enid & Bob Solomon says:
    Dearest Betty ~~ Don was so loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew him -- he will forever be in our hearts.

  6. 06 Aug 2020
    Mary Ann Soriano says:
    My deepest sympathy to you Betty at this sad time with the passing of Don. May he Rest In Peace. He was truly a great person to know.

    Love ❤️ Mary Ann

  7. 06 Aug 2020
    Mary Ann Soriano lit a candle:
    Lit since August 6, 2020 at 8:02:53 PM

  8. 06 Aug 2020
    Marty & Diane Stein says:
    With our heartfelt sympathies. Don will be sorely missed.

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