George Herbert Balser

April 9, 1917November 26, 2010

George Herbert Balser, 93 of Ocala, Florida died on Friday, November 26, 2010. He was born in New York, New York to Herbert and Mary (Mulhall) Balser. George retired after 41 years as a Merchant Marine Captain and served during WWII and the Korean Conflict and was also, retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was past Chief Executive Officer of the Ocala Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans, a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Balser was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Balser.

Survivors include his cousin, Mary L. Burger of Leesburg, Florida and many other cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 12 Noon to 2:00 P.M. at Fero Funeral Home, 5955 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 with interment following and Military Honors at Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home


  • Burial with Military Honors Tuesday, November 30, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 30, 2010

George Herbert Balser

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Trey Adams

November 30, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Basler family. Our time with Mr. Balser was short, but we thought the world of him and his service to this great nation. He will be missed here. Ocala Health and Rehab Center