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Jesse Balmer
  • May 25, 1953
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  • June 19, 2022

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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


Service

Location:
Baldwin Brothers
1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32169

Date & Time:
July 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM



Visitation

Times:
July 17, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



Location:
Baldwin Brothers New Smyrna Beach
1 North Causeway


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  1. Diane Vaissiere lit a candle:
    09 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 9, 2022 at 7:06:55 AM

  2. Pattie &Dennis Minder says:
    08 Jul 2022
    Jesse for the short time Dennis and I knew you it was our pleasure to be your friends!all the fun we had surfrider playing Mexican Train and laughing in the pool ! You made us laugh so much! I loved last august making you my German Bread which you enjoyed eating! You will always be in our thoughts when at Surfrider! You will be missed our sweet friend!
    Pattie and Dennis

  3. Lois Rist lit a candle:
    08 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 8, 2022 at 7:57:36 AM

  4. Lois says:
    08 Jul 2022
    Jesse will be missed by a lot of people. He was my bingo buddy. Always made sure I took my medication on time. I wish I could have seen him in the last months .. Rest in peace Jesse .

  5. Michele lit a candle:
    08 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 8, 2022 at 7:31:11 AM

  6. Alene Taylor says:
    07 Jul 2022
    To Michele and Tim, we thank you from the bottom of our souls for introducing Jesse to us on one of our yearly visits to Sanibel. We have grown to love him as one of our own, thru love, intelligence and through the energy that binds all of our souls to this life that is granted to us all. Jesse was so humorous and was always spot on when we talked about all the things that brought us all together, including Love, Hate, Politics, the Earth, the Universe and all the energy that bound all of us together. His laughter was by far the thing we remember the most. Jesse we will truly be thankful that you were part of our life...until we meet again (I sure hope we will !!!) Alene and Armand

  7. Michele Balmer lit a candle:
    07 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 7, 2022 at 7:21:15 PM

  8. Sandy Neri says:
    07 Jul 2022
    We always had the best times watching the Steelers with Jesse at the house & Beefs. Always remember his laugh & kindness. Heaven got one of the best. Love him always. Sandy Eileen & Sandy

  9. Jann & Dave Sahli lit a candle:
    07 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 7, 2022 at 7:02:22 PM

  10. Mary Lou Foleno says:
    07 Jul 2022
    Jesse was a kind, gentle & had a great sense of humor!! I will miss him saying to me “so you got that recipe I sent you” for dessert for our games. He will be missed but not forgotten.
    Rip Jesse

  11. Mary Lou Foleno says:
    07 Jul 2022
    I will miss Jessie saying to me “you got the recipe I sent you” for dessert for the games!! Jesse was very kind, gentle & had a good sense of humor. He will be missed but not forgotten.

  12. Mary Lou Foleno lit a candle:
    07 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 7, 2022 at 7:34:11 PM

  13. Linda Okorn says:
    07 Jul 2022
    Thats a great picture of Jesse. One of the really good guys. You knew you would go away smiling when you were in his presence. Happy to have him as a cousin. Love to you all, Linda

  14. Beth Arguedas says:
    07 Jul 2022
    I am so sorry to hear of Jesse's passing, I worked with him in Home Health Care, he had a great sense of humor and was a joy to work with. May his soul be at peace, Michele I know you have a heaviness in your heart you two were so close, may time ease your sorrow & memories sustain you.

  15. Julie &Ken lit a candle:
    07 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 7, 2022 at 7:46:34 PM

  16. XW5G lit a candle:
    07 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 7, 2022 at 7:44:30 PM

  17. VMPK says:
    07 Jul 2022
    Jessie was a gentle soul with a great sarcastic sense of humor! Always enjoyed watching the Steelers with him and he always took credit cooking and slaving over the stove, knowing full well Michelle was cooking! We will miss Jessie playing Eurchre and our visits. Love to the family. RIP Jessie
    Love Julie and Ken

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