Jesse A. Balmer, 69, passed away in the early morning of Sunday, June 19, at home in New Smyrna, Florida, where he has lived for 28 years. He is survived by his sister, Michele Balmer (Tim Linhart), his brother, Ed (Judy), his Uncle Paul Bonnaure (Kay), as well as numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward, and mother, Leah. Jesse gave a valiant fight against cancer for over 18 months.
Jesse was born in Sturgeon, Pa., where he graduated from South Fayette High School in 1971. He earned a B.S. in Education from California University of Pa. in 1976. For over 20 years, he worked as a Scheduling Administrator at John J. Kane Hospital near Pittsburgh. He moved to Edgewater, Fl. In 1994 and subsequently moved to New Smyrna, Fl. In Florida, Jesse worked for several Home Health organizations as a Scheduling Coordinator for over 20 years.
Jesse was an avid sports fan, watching every Steeler, Penguin, and Penn State game. His “Steeler Family” of friends often congregated at his home to cheer on the Steelers to victory. His “best buddy” was his dog, Chelsea, who always wore her Steeler “collar” and bandana on game day. He also enjoyed playing cards with family, going to Bingo weekly, and soaking up the sun in the family pool!
Jesse will always be remembered for his great sense of humor which served him well to the very end of his life.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 17, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Baldwin Brothers, 1 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32169. A graveside service will be planned for Sturgeon, Pa. at a future date. Memorial donations may be made to “AdventHealth Hospice Care East Fl. Foundation”, ATTN: John Subers,
60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, Fl. 32164. Online donations can also be made at: www.HospiceCareEastFlorida.com/Give
1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32169
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1 North Causeway