Francis W. Balombiny, 95 of North Versailles, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Forbes Regional Medical Center. Born March 5, 1926, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Hayduk) Balombiny and loving husband of the late Antoinette (Paul) Balombiny. In addition to his parents and beloved wife he was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Edward, George and John Balombiny and two sisters, Irene Bartos and Geraldine Selznick. He is survived by his caregiver and Godson, Robert Payne and nieces and nephews. After graduating from Duquesne High School, Duquesne University with a degree in Accounting and Education and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Psychology, Mr. Balombiny continued his education doing graduate work at both Penn State University and the University of California at Davis. Mr. Balombiny's career in Education spanned forty two plus years as a public school teacher at Belle Vernon Area and the Duquesne School system for 10 years; Guidance Counselor at Duquesne High School for 10 years; ad spending over 22 years with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in the Psychology Department working with handicapped children. Mr. Balombiny was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Pittsburgh, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, Caliguiri Lodge of the ISDA, the Friendship Club, the American Legion in White Oak, and AARP #3956 in Bloomfield. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 608 P.M. Monday December 27, 2021 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street Duquesne. A blessing in the Memorial Home on Tuesday December 28, 2021 at 9:15 A.M. will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 1600 Brinton Road, Braddock Hills at 10 A.M. with Rev. Martin F. Barkin as celebrant. Burial with Military Honors will follow in All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills.