John Paul Baluh

August 7, 1991October 29, 2012

John Paul Baluh was born August 7, 1991 in Somerset, Pennsylvania. He died October 29, 2012 at the age of 21. John was a fun loving and beautiful soul. He was a much loved son, brother and friend.

He graduated from Cascia Hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma in May of 2010. After graduating from The Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in the spring of 2012, he had returned to Tulsa to attend The University of Tulsa Business School .

John was working as a sous chef and evening manager at The Muscle Maker Restaurant in south Tulsa while taking a full load of business courses at the university. John loved hiking, camping, biking, and the outdoors. He especially enjoyed time with his grandfather, Louis Timp, who was a major force in his life.

John was extremely well rounded and diversely talented. He was a trained chef, he interned at Disney World, he earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do under Grand Master Wilson Vann in Tahlequah, he was an excellent dancer, an aspiring artist, and in his senior year of high school he played the role of Macbeth on stage. John truly lived in the moment.

Countless friends and acquaintances were deeply saddened to hear the news of John’s passing.

He will be sorrowfully missed by his mother, Hope, siblings Graham, Agatha, Elisabeth, Rachel, Juliana, Claude and his father, David.

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


  • Rosary Service Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 2, 2012

John Paul Baluh

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Armonde Brooks

March 6, 2013

You are greatly missed John, lost but not forgotten i will never forget you man. It is beyond tragic to lose a life so young and words could never describe the true hurt your Friends and loved ones feel for you...
Armonde A. Brooks

Donna Caruso

November 26, 2012

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My heart goes out to you and your family

November 26, 2012

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My heart is breaking for you and your family.
Mt. Pleasant PA

November 15, 2012

Dear Hope & family,
I can't begin to express the sadness I feel for you. I will continue to pray that Christ, the Great Comforter, will visit you now and in the days and years to come. You continue to be in my heart and prayers.
Dr. Brenda Floyd (Mendenhall, Ms.)

November 6, 2012

Dear Dave and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful son. We will keep you in our prayers in this time of sadness.
Marcy and Tom Balcerek

Nathan Larson Family

November 6, 2012

Simply Sad. So much Life.

November 5, 2012

Dr. Baluh and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I don't know you personally, only through my work as a medical transcriptionist. My heart and prayers go out to you. God bless you.
Joan Conlon - Hebron, ND

Judy Parrott

November 4, 2012

Dr. Baluh, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your son, John, and I can only imagine what you and your family must be going through. There's nothing anyone can say or do at a time like this to make things better. Only time will make this loss more bearable. Just know that you have many friends who care deeply for you and are lifting you and your family up in prayer. I pray the Lord will bless you and your family with peace.

Susan Coman

November 3, 2012

So sorry for the loss of your son, John. My son played soccer with him and my grandson was in his graduating class. Both Chris and Don send their love and prayers for your family.

I hope that you can find comfort knowing that God now holds John in the palm of his hand. We will continue to pray for peace and comfort during the holiday season when I know that you will miss him so very much.

With love and prayers,
The Coman & Elledge families

November 2, 2012

Dr. Hope Baluh and family: we were very saddened to learn of your son's passing. He will be missed by his friends and classmates. May God bless you and your family. Randall Horton-Chavez, Cascia '10