John C. Balmaceda

June 14, 1967March 28, 2012

John C. Balmaceda, 44, died on March 28, 2012. He was born on June 14, 1967 to Reynaldo M. and Emerita Gonzales Balmaceda in Boston, MA. He is predeceased by his brother Sean E. Balmaceda. John enjoyed golfing, fishing and the Dallas Cowboys. He was also employed at Men’s Warehouse. He is survived by his loving parents, Reynaldo M. and Emerita Gonzales Balmaceda; sister, Katherine F. Mitchell and husband Matt Mitchell; uncles, Rolando M. Balmaceda, and Efren Salinas; aunties, Clarita B. Salinas and Lourdes R. Balmaceda, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday April 1, 2012 from 6-9pm. A prayer service will be held on Sunday at 7:30pm at Smith and Williams Funeral Home Kempsville Chapel.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday April 2, 2012 at 2pm at the funeral home.

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  • Visitation Saturday, March 31, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, April 1, 2012
  • Prayer Service Sunday, April 1, 2012
  • Memorial Service Monday, April 2, 2012

John C. Balmaceda

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Anne Carpenter Vazquez

October 4, 2012

I am so sorry to learn of John's passing and apologize for not being there with you to grieve. Adriane contacted me last night as she had just heard and assumed I knew how to contact you. I lost my phone and all contact information shortly after Kathy's wedding so was completely out of touch. However, I want you to know that your family means the world to me. As odd as this may sound for the time it has been since I have been in contact... I feel like I lost a brother. I do hope that you are all healing and know that John is with God and is most likely watching over you. I can only imagine how you are feeling and hope that your happy memories of John are helping your cope with his absence. I don't have any way to reach you so am hoping this message gets through. Please contact me if you do at I would love to be able to spend time with you again. Again, I am so very, very sorry for your loss.
All my love,

Steve Pierson

April 15, 2012

April 15, 2012

Joyce Harris

April 10, 2012

Rey, I just learn of the loss of your beloved son. Please forgive me for not being there. May God continue to richly bless you and your family.

Clayton J Petry

April 10, 2012

John, you were a great man, a true friend, and blessing to all you touched! You will truly be missed on this earth!

sal vitale

April 4, 2012

I knew John from Mens Wharehouse. He was my man. I always enjoyed talking to him and felt he always did right by me. What a shock it was to learn today that he has passed on to a better place. He will be missed by me for sure.

Scott Leonard

April 3, 2012

John, your warm spirit and eternal smile will forever remind us of all that is good in life. The loss of such a kind and gentle soul reminds us of what is truly important in life. Farewell, my friend. My thoughts and prayers for the Balmaceda family during this difficult time. Semper Fidelis.


April 2, 2012

To the Balmaceda family & friends:
My condolences to you for your loss. May God be your refuge and strength during this difficult time (Psalms 46:1)

April 2, 2012

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of my friend John. He helped me at Men's Wearhouse and was great to talk with and to see. Please extend my condolences to the family. Sincerely, Ranny Carleton

Todd & Regina Ranieri

April 2, 2012

To John's family & friends:
We will regretfully not be able to make it for the funeral. Our love and prayers are with you all. We will miss John's workmanship with The Men's Wearhouse.