OBITUARY

Charles A. Balsamico

November 18, 1930September 29, 2012

Charles “Chuck” Balsamico Sr. of Burleson, TX. entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday September 29, 2012. Chuck was born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 18th 1930. He is survived by his son Charles “Chuck” Balsamico, Jr. of Abita Springs, LA, stepson Larry Mayer of Phoenix, AZ, granddaughters Jennifer Balsamico Crutsinger and husband Joey of Fort Worth, TX. Jessica Balsamico Hornsby and husband Van of Covington, LA, grandson Charles “Chuck” Balsamico III of Covington, LA, three great grandchildren, Austin, Addison and Aiden. Also survived by a niece, Peggy Balsamico Spangler, and nephews; William Balsamico Jr. and Johnny Balsamico, all of Pittsburgh, PA. He served in the US Army from 1949 to 1951. He also graduated from Beauty College, where he held an active Barber’s License from 1962-1996. Passionate about his work at General Motors in Arlington for over 30 years, he retired as a line supervisor in 1986. Chuck remained friends with many co-workers since retiring. Chuck’s favorite past-times included writing and singing music, painting, watching and playing golf. He also enjoyed dancing at the Senior Activity Center with dear friend and companion, Fran Soucie of Cleburne, TX. Chuck’s life experiences and personality echoed through the lives of his family. His son, Chuck Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the Army in 1971-1974. Chuck Jr. also inherited his father’s strong family values and love for golf. Lovingly known as “Granddad” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he passed on his love for God and his kind-hearted ways. Sitting on the floor quietly watching their granddad play the guitar and sing is one of their favorite memories. He also inspired each of them in their own lives; Jennifer is creative and loves painting and art, Jessica went to Beauty School and became a Cosmetologist and Chuck has been playing golf since the age of five. He was preceded in death by his wife Norma and parents, Salvatore and Margaret, and one brother, William. Funeral Service is scheduled for October 2 at 12:30 at Moores Funeral Home, North Arlington with visitation October 2 from 10:00 to 12:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Elks Lodge #811 of Cleburne, TX or The Senior Activity Center in Burleson TX.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 2, 2012
REMEMBERING

Charles A. Balsamico

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October 4, 2012

Chuck and family,
I am so sorry I did not know of the death
of your Dad. My Sister told me today. I would surely have been there if I had known.
Just as Jan wrote, I have very special memories of our neighborhood and your Dad was such a good friend. He and Cyrel
always enjoyed visiting.
Please know I will be praying for you and your family.
Donna Allen, Susan and family

October 2, 2012

Sending our most sincere sympathy to the extended Balsamico family from Pittsburgh. Uncle Chuck was such a doll,we will miss receiving his holiday card every season, he never missed a year!!!! We have good memories from his visits to Pittsburgh and to our home! rest in peace Uncle Chuck with your loved ones. from your family in Pittsburgh, Patty (Sachs) Balsamico, Johnnie Balsamico and Gigi Marie Balsamico

Allen & Beverly Gastinger

October 2, 2012

We are so sorry that we cant make it to the visitation and Funeral.
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers for comfort in your grief.
Chuck's love of Family and Friends was inspiring. He had a way of making you feel that he really cared about you. His beautiful smile along with his love of everyone always made us want to be better ourselves. A true kind and Gentleman.

Jan Hollimon Hanson

October 2, 2012

i tried to sign guest book but not sure it sent so here it goes again. Carol and Chuckie (sorry Chuckie that is how i remember you)- I am so sorry about Chuck. I am sorry i can't come to the visitation or funeral but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have so many memories of you as neighbors in Arlington and yes I remember many fun times at each others house at that young age. It meant so much to Mom, Scott, and I when Chuck came to Dad's funeral. When I saw him walk in, it was so strange how I recognized him after all those years. I mean after all he held my hand when i had stitches from getting hit in the head by the golf club . You can't forget that!!! It really meant a lot to me to see him again. He was a very special person and he will be missed. Hugs to both of you.

FROM THE FAMILY