OBITUARY

Albert M. Balesh

January 19, 1952June 27, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Albert Michel Balesh, 66, of Fort Stockton, TX, announce his passing on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He was born in Chicago, IL, on January 19, 1952. Albert graduated from Fenwick High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science from Loyola University in Chicago, his Primary medical education & degree (M.D.) at Univ. of Rome (Italy) School of Medicine and his Physician Assistant degree (Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX). Albert took pride in working as a Physician at the Pecos County Memorial Hospital and in his spare time was a published Author. Albert had many hobbies and interests, ranging from cinema, travel to reading, writing, and the study of cultural superstitions. He wrote three books of poetry, a book of medical essays, monthly medical columns for a local newspaper and a medical website.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chiffie Balesh, and will be lovingly remembered by his mother Samira Balesh, and by his brothers and sisters Edward, Louise Kilzer (Larry), Carol Kaissi (Assem), Robert, Philip, and Rena. Albert will also be forever remembered by his nieces Carina, Monica, Chelsea & Hana as well as his longtime friend, Chacha Molinar.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Prayer Service Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Interment Friday, July 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Albert M. Balesh

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Phil Balesh

July 4, 2018

Al at 8 months old

Ofelia Molinar

July 3, 2018

Our first photo in 2005
Albert, thank you for so many beautiful memories, they will always be in my heart until we meet again.
Non dimenticare "Happy Together" A presto!

Diana Duron

July 3, 2018

I met Albert around 2001-2002 when I was a program director at a corrections facility and he came seeking a job; because of his qualifications/licenses I couldn't hire him because he exceeded what we needed; He needed a job as he had returned to the U.S.; was now single again and his licenses did not allow him to work medicine in the U.S. only in Europe; I did hire him and it was the best decision ever even though it was a GED teacher but the inmates learned a lot from him and with his sense of humor and his ease to work with people, Albert was loved by all. Albert continued to want to practice medicine and he continued on in his ventures hoping to be able to practice in the States. He finally accomplished this when he moved to West Texas and became a P.A. in Ft. Stockton. He did write to me each year as he sent me a beautiful Christmas card with personal writings and looked forward to hearing from him. I bought his book "A Bachelor Party for Odysseus" and saw him in El Paso at the book signing and wrote a touching personal note to me. I will forever miss him and miss his personal writings, notes. and his humor. He was loved, respected and cherished. RIP Albert.

Mary Gallegos

July 3, 2018

Albert was a great friend and co-worker. He and I got along so well because like he use to tell me, "Mary you don't sugar coat anything and I like that about you". Albert was loved by our community, co-workers and his patients. I will miss him so much; I will miss our talks about life and his trips and Chacha. He loved his Chacha! Albert loved working in healthcare; he took his job very seriously with this patients. He was funny too; he made me laugh so many times; I had no issues communicating with him. He would bring back little gifts to us whenever he traveled on vacation. I had an opportunity to speak to Albert about end of life and his relationship with God. We had a very intimate conversation about God; I cried and he saw my sincerity; he knew I was serious. I am so happy we had that special talk because Albert new the severity of his illness and what the grim outcome could very well be. I took that opportunity to make sure he knew that God loved him and that he would be ok when that day came; though we hoped so much for a miracle. It gives me great peace that Albert took his personal time to talk to God about his life and forgiveness. When Albert came back to work for short while; he told me how he did what we talked about and he told me that he felt so much peace. He knew God was with him on this difficult journey. I know Albert is in heaven enjoying paradise. I love you my friend. I will miss you until I cross over through those pearly gates; I will see you again!

LOUISE & FRED JONES

July 2, 2018

DR. BALESH TAUGHT US ITALIAN AT UTEP. MY HUBBY AND I LOVED HIS WICKED SENSE OF HUMOR SINCE WE ALSO CAME FROM SIMILAR BACKGROUNDS. OUR DAUGHTER MARRIED AN ITALIAN & LIVED IN ITALY, HE HELPED US UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE WHICH TO US WAS LIKE STEPPING BACK IN TO THE 50'S! . DURING HIS CLASSES HE WOULD ADD LITTLE SAYINGS THAT ONLY SOMEONE WHO LIVED THERE COULD COMPREHEND LIKE," BA". TO A NORMAL PERSON THAT WAS JUST PLAIN WIERD, BUT AL TAUGHT US TO EXPECT THAT WHEN WE GOT TO ITALY. IT WAS THEIR WAY OF SAYING ,"I DON'T KNOW! " GO FIGURE??
WE WILL ALWAYS TREASURE OUR CLASSES WITH HIM AND THE TIMES WE ALL GOT TOGETHER AS A GROUP TO EAT OUT. GOD BLESS YOU AL! YOU PROBABLY HAVE A GAGGLE OF ITALIAN ANGELS SURROUNDING YOU!
YOUR FRIENDS, LOUISE & FRED

Irene Emerick

July 1, 2018

Scott and I will miss you. I will cherish the Cubs jersey you gave me. So glad you got to see our Cubbies take the world series! You lived a full life. God bless you ❤️

Kim Miyajima

June 30, 2018

Albert, you did not just became a co-worker but a dear friend of ours. I can't believe I looked forward to going to work in the ER 4 days a week, 12-hr shifts while working with you for 2 + years! I am very blessed and happy our paths have crossed. You have touched many lives and made so many people laugh! Words are not enough to convey how thankful and blessed we are to have known you.. I will miss your antics and famous one liners! Fino a quando ci incontriamo di nuovo! Rest in paradise..

Rena Balesh

June 30, 2018

Last summer Al treated Lou and Rena to a Cubs game.

Phil Balesh

June 30, 2018

Al’s book signing.

Phil Balesh

June 30, 2018

Al really enjoyed watching The Blackhawks play.