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John T. Balasavage

July 6, 1944 - March 12, 2020

Service Date: March 14, 2020

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery

Church Saints Peter and Paul Church

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John T. Balasavage, 75, of Plains Township, passed away Thursday morning, March 12, 2020, after a brief illness.

Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Parulis) Balasavage and grew up in the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre.

John was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre and attained an associate degree from Luzerne County Community College. In his younger years he worked on the farms, Carter Footwear,
and then in the local construction industry. After graduating from LCCC he worked in the electronic industry at Fairchild Semiconductor and last for Tobyhanna Army Depot until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Benedict Church, Parsons and a former member of St. Francis of Assisi Lithuanian Church where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and served on the St. Francis Cemetery Committee. He was a member of the Henry Club and the ITLO Club of Plains. John trained at Rock Steady Boxing in Old Forge, an exercise program for people with Parkinson’s Disease, where he used the boxing name of “Johnny B. The Mad Lithuanian”. John enjoyed hanging out with his granddaughters and attending all their events.

Surviving are his Wife of 47 years the former Joan Stuchkus, Plains, Daughter, Heather Mantush and Husband Donald, Hanover Township, Son, Timothy Balasavage and wife Pat, Eldersburg, Maryland, Grandchildren Elizabeth and Natalie Mantush, and Evie Balasavage, Brother, Charles Balasavage and wife Mary Lou Wilkes-Barre, several nephews, nieces and cousins.

John’s family would like to thank Allied Services John Heinz Institute, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Green Ridge Health Care Center for their kindness, compassion, and care over the past few weeks.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00 am in Saints Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road Plains, with Father John C. Lambert, Pastor, officiating. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to go directly to church Saturday morning. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Plains.

Family and friends may call Friday, March 13, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street Plains, PA 18705.


Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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