The Life of Joseph Balulis

Joseph Balulis, 81, of Seltzer, Norwegian Township, passed away on Thursday at home.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Albert and Anna Harkins Balulis. He was a 1956 graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, and worked on building construction in the masonry trades.

He was a member of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church, Minersville, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the Seltzer Gun Club and the Seltzer Hose Company.

Preceding him in death were two brothers, Albert Balulis, Jr., an infant, in 1936, and John Balulis, in 2017.

Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Orlosky, with whom he would have celebrated 58 years of marriage on July 1; a daughter, Ann Marie Hoffman (spouse, Duane), Orwigsburg; a son, Timothy Balulis, Pottsville; two grandchildren, Kevin Hoffman and Kassidy Balulis. He is also survived by two siblings, William Balulis (spouse, Mary), Seltzer, and Joan Hufnagle, Seltzer; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Sunday from 6:00 P.M. and on Monday from 6:00 A.M. until the time of service at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow in Schuylkill Memorial Park, North Manheim Township.


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