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Sandra Jean Ballance

March 8, 1950April 28, 2021
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Sandra Jean Ballance, age 71, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2021 surrounded with love and family at home. She fought a long battle with Frontal Temporal Dementia over the past 5 years and showed amazing strength to the end. Born in Chester, PA to John and Geneva Kozak, Sandra Jean was adored by all from the beginning. She was passionate about her family, relatives, and her Catholic faith. She enjoyed shopping with her daughters and helping her friends. She met her husband Bruce, who attended PMC Colleges, at a Kappa Sigma fraternity party in 1969. They were married December 18th 1971, and started a family while Bruce was attending the Intern Training Center, Red River Army Depot, Texas. They resided in Texarkana, AK, and Texarkana, TX, where Bruce Jr. was born, and College Station, TX, where Bruce attended Texas A&M University. Bruce and Sandy were married for 50 years and raised four children in Lakewood, NJ. Sandra Jean worked as a secretary at Fort Monmouth, NJ until just before Diane was born. She was a devoted wife and loved having babies and being a mother. Sandra Jean was predeceased by her mother, Geneva Kozak (nee Wysomerski); father, John Kozak; and sister Nancy Jassem. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Wayne Ballance, Sr., her children, Bruce Wayne Ballance, Jr., Diane Elizabeth Ballance, Brittany Leigh Ballance, and Melissa Jean McCaffrey, and her sister, Donna Simone. Also left behind to cherish her memory are many nieces and a nephew.

Family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, N.J. A funeral service will begin at 12:00 p.m. and will be followed by interment at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood, N.J. The family will host a reception at the conclusion of the service. All friends and family are invited to attend. Flowers and cards may be sent to the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Bruce Wayne Ballance, Sr., Husband
  • Bruce Wayne Ballance, Jr., Son
  • Diane Elizabeth Ballance, Daughter
  • Brittany Leigh Ballance, Daughter
  • Melissa Jean McCaffrey, Daughter
  • Donna Simone, Sister
  • Nancy Kozak Jassen, Sister (deceased)
  • Also left behind to cherish her memoryare many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Kathy Scorben-Van Duyn

May 3, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. I still have her icing recipe that she gave me when our kids were still young. We were neighbors for many many years. Our sons-Brian &Bruce- are still friends and our daughters-Stacy & Diane- also. My condolences to the entire family may you find peace with the Lord. May Sandy Rest In Peace.
Kathy Scorben Van Duyn

FROM THE FAMILY
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Melissa and Aunt Sandy, Tiffany's grad party in May 2009

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Melissa, Brittany, Diane, Uncle Bruce, Aunt Sandy at a family gathering

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Aunt Sandy, Thanksgiving 2009

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Aunts and Cousins, Christmas Eve 2010

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Aunt Sandy and a nice gift, Christmas 2009

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Aunt Sandy and Grandmom B., Christmas Eve 2010

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Melissa, Aunt Sandy, Diane at Tiffany's grad party in May 2009

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Aunt Sandy getting a knight's autograph

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Melissa and Aunt Sandy, Tiffany's grad party in May 2009

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Melissa, Brittany, Diane, Uncle Bruce, Aunt Sandy at a family gathering

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Aunt Sandy, Thanksgiving 2009

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Aunts and Cousins, Christmas Eve 2010

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Aunt Sandy and a nice gift, Christmas 2009

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Aunt Sandy and Grandmom B., Christmas Eve 2010

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Melissa, Aunt Sandy, Diane at Tiffany's grad party in May 2009

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Aunt Sandy getting a knight's autograph

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