June 17, 1927 – September 10, 2020
Baluja, Palmira passed away peacefully, in her sleep and at her home, on September 10, 2020. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Miguel Baluja, and granddaughter Carla Lizarralde. She is survived by her sons, Reinaldo Alvarez and Miguel Baluja Jr. (Cynthia); her grandson, Miguel Baluja III (Andrea); her granddaughter, Reina Baluja; and 3 great grandchildren, Julian Pichardo, Arabella Baluja, and Maiyah Baluja. In earlier years, she worked at Tampa Drug, Eli Witt, and McKesson and Robbins. Later on in life, she was self employed. She also did a great deal of volunteer work in the West Tampa Elementary school lunchroom and at the West Tampa Little League Concession stand. She became affectionally known as Abuela Pal, and endeared herself to many people from all walks of life with her giving ways. She lived to serve others, friends and family alike, and all who knew her loved her. No services or gatherings are planned at this time; she will be laid to rest in a private burial beside her husband, at Myrtle Hill Cemetery.
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September 14, 2020
To the Baluja Family:
Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories extends its heartfelt condolences. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Director of First Impressions
September 12, 2020
So very sorry to read of the passing of Pal
She worked for me at home and at my office for many years
She was truly a good kind person
Although I had not seen her for a while I often thought of her
May she rest in peace
Getaway Travel of Tampa