Lloyd B. Balter

May 15, 1947March 30, 2013
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Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust.

You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode.

--Lawrence Krauss ______________________________________________

Thank you to everyone who attended my Dad's memorial. It was truly an occasion of remembrance for my Dad. If you’d like to honor his memory with a donation, the USO was his go-to organization for giving.



  • Lloyd's Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Dustin Officer

April 12, 2013

What to say about Lloyd? He was one of the most unique people I've had the pleasure of knowing. Lloyd had a great sense of humor (weird but fun). I cannot remember a conversation with him in which I didn't laugh (usually accompanied by a groan or two). He was always generous to those whom he considered his friends and I was --more than once-- the recipient of that generosity for which I will always be grateful. If it hadn't been for Lloyd, I would have been unable to attend MY father's memorial service. He was fiercely loyal to his friends. He raised a great daughter. And what can you say about a man who held such a deep and passionate love for animals (I sometimes think he liked them more than people)? So what can be said? He will be missed.

Michelle Wray

April 9, 2013

I remember one time Lloyd treated everyone (including me, his daughter's friend) to dinner in downtown LA for his mother's birthday...afterwards, we went strolling through Chinatown, and I spied a cute pair of Chinese slippers that I contemplated buying. I stood staring at them for a while before I decided that, while adorable, they looked uncomfortable and they'd be relegated to the back of my closet within the week, so I walked on. Eventually, I returned to the courtyard area where Lloyd was sitting, and he remarked that he had seen me admiring the shoes (eagle eyes...the shop was nowhere near him!), and told me that if money were the issue, he would be happy to give it to me so that I could buy them. This is the story that popped into my head when I heard of his passing, and as much as I will remember his quick and kooky sense of humor, I will mostly remember his attentiveness and generosity as illustrated in this story, and am grateful I got to meet him, and that he passed these wonderful qualities on to his daughter. She is his legacy that he invested in wholeheartedly, and we are all the better for that. Thank you, will be missed.

Pit Stop Packaging Sheryl

April 9, 2013

Mr. Balter was a longtime customer that kept us laughing. He was a kind-hearted gent with a special sense of humor. He loved to shop online & send gifts to his niece. He always talked about his daughter, his son-in-law and his loyal friend Charles. Our hearts go out to the family & we are thankful to have had him in our lives. HE WILL BE MISSED! Babette, your father truly loved you & thanks for sharing him with us. Keep In Touch

Tamara Balter

April 9, 2013

I am thankful I got to re-connect with my Uncle and he had a chance to have a relationship with his great nephew and niece. I loved listening to his stories of how he and my dad grew-up. Uncle enjoyed telling about things my cousin and he did together. His proudest accomplishment was my cousin. He loved you very much and talked about you all the time. We miss Uncle very much.

Kelly McGee

April 9, 2013

Lloyd will be remembered by us as a fun-loving, strong, intelligent and reliable man to whom we have looked to for guidance. A role model with a humorous twinkle in his eyes. We thank him for all he taught us about life, love and laughter. The McGee Family

Tom and Tony Raymond/Main

April 9, 2013

We will always remember Lloyd as a vibrant, funny and fun loving man. We will miss him. Tom and Tony

Ben Raymond

April 8, 2013

Words can not begin to express how much I will miss Lloyd and the impact he made on my life.

Babette Raymond

April 5, 2013

My Dad's passing was a sad day for the people who loved him. The world has become a little grayer without him. Bye Daddy Guy. I'll always miss you.

Jerry & Gloria Townsend

April 4, 2013

He will be remembered as a different kind of person with a big heart to those he cared about.

He will be missed

April 4, 2013

Anne Thomas and Rene Raymond