Harmon Funeral Home

571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY


Joan Balsamo

February 10, 1930October 2, 2019

Joan Balsamo the former Joan Zutlas of Lithuanian descent.

A mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grand mother.

Passed October 2, 2019 after a long illness from complications of COPD.

Joan was an avid traveler, saw 17 countries as well as traveling the United States

with her sister Blanche Haertsch who at 93 years old is still traveling.

As well as her sister, Joan is survived by her son Steven Balsamo, his four children and five grandchildren.

And her daughter Joan Ricks, her two children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Joan was a stay at home mom while her children were young then joined the New York Stock Exchange

for 15 years. After retirement Joan volunteered at the Stapleton Senior Citizen Center and also for

the Bea Victor Senior Olympics.

She will be missed by her family and friends.

Funeral Sunday at Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Avenue West Brighton Staten Island

Funeral service 6pm at the funeral Home

Visiting Sunday 2pm - 6pm

Twenty-Third Psalm The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 6, 2019


Joan Balsamo

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