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Leslie Balas

LESLIE E. BALAS age 57; cherished son of Matilda (nee Ellis) and the late Ronald Balas; dearest brother of Ronald, Jr. (wife Karen), Robert (wife Elaine) and the late George (wife Eilene); treasured nephew of Robert and Norma Balas; dear uncle of many.

Les was born on September 20, 1959 in Cleveland and passed away on August 24, 2017. He was a resident of Euclid for almost 30 years, formerly of Willoughby. Les graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1977 and worked in facility maintenance. He loved fishing, muscle cars, gun shooting and the Browns. Les will be remembered most as a loveable, gentle, very laid-back man who was always smiling. He was a prankster with a good sense of humor. Les will be greatly missed.

Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Les at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) TUESDAY 3-5 & 6-8 PM with a Tribute Service at 7:30 PM. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Private burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. Celebration of Life Service at a later date.

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  1. Judy Goldsworth Petranek

    Our deepest sympathies to the Balas Family on the loss of a beloved son, brother and uncle and a dear friend to many. All of love and prayers, John and Judy Petranek

  2. We are sorry for your family loss.
    May the memories you share with family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need. With thoughts of peace.

  3. John H. Deatsch ( Cowboy)

    I’m saddened by your loss of such a good man as Led, he was truly a good man.. I was proud to have known him for 20+ years.. I’m sure where ever the afterlife & God sends him he will be of Great comfort & laughter there as well! Many prayers to you his family& for the journey he’s on now! Many Blessings!

  4. So sorry for your loss. He is in heaven now watching over you. Praying for you.

  5. Ron and Karen,

    So sorry for your loss.

    Becca

  6. I am so sad to hear about Les. I knew him when I worked at MRI and always enjoyed when we had a chance to chat. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences to out to all his loved ones.

  7. Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of Les. I have so many happy memories of Les as we grew from boys to men. I am lucky to have known him. May your hearts soon be filled with similar memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

  8. My deepest sympathies to those who were blessed to know Les. I met Les in high school and we became fast friends. He was both funny and sincere. Being his friend was a blessing. Always smiling and happy. The good times we had too numerous to mention. Goodbye, my friend. See you again someday on Gods golden shore.
    Tom and Audrey Niedel

  9. To the Balas Family, I join you in mourning the loss of dear Les. He has been a part of our lives for so many years, he is family. We were all blessed to have him join us during this journey. There’s not a memory of him that doesn’t make me smile, or laugh out loud!
    I believe we will all meet again, until then, we will miss him. God bless you all.

    Mary Bell

  10. Deepest condolences to Millie and the family. It was a privilege to know and work with Les for so many years. He was a genuinely good person and will be missed.

  11. Prayers going out to Balas Family. Les Elliot was a Good- funny Man. Many great times I will Never forget. Until we meet again.

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