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James Lee Balskey

August 26, 1939 — April 24, 2014

James Lee Balskey, 74, of Lewisburg, OH, passed away April 24, 2014, at home. He was born August 26, 1939, to Donald H. and Eva K. (Bunger) Balskey in Dayton, Ohio. Jim graduated from Lewisburg Union High School in 1957, attended Ohio Northern University and served in the United States Air Force for 4 years. Jim was employed by Automatic Electric, GTE and Fujitsu Business Communications for 30 years. He enjoyed the travel that his position afforded him having worked in most of the states. Jim married Donna Thompson in Atlanta, Illinois on July 4, 1970.

He is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Christa K. (Balskey) and son-in-law JR Jones, of Tipp City, OH, son Travis Balskey, of Columbus, OH and cousin Pam Dittner.

Jim loved the Lord and enjoyed serving in several different positions in the Memorial United Methodist Church. He currently attended Salem Church of God.

On Monday, April 28, 2014, there will be a private grave-side service prior to the memorial service at 7:00 PM for family and friends at United Church of Christ, 400 Main Street, Lewisburg, Ohio, with the Reverend John Harra officiating.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's honor for Alzheimer's research or to Dayton Christian Schools.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Starts at 7:00pm (Eastern time)

First United Church of Christ

400 North Main Street, Lewisburg, OH 45338

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