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Thelma M. Baluta (Benzi)

May 17, 1926 - August 19, 2019

Service Date: August 24, 2019

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Sacred Heart Cemetery

Church Saints Peter and Paul Church

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Thelma M. Baluta, 93 of Plains Township, passed away, Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born at home in the Hilldale section of Plains, she was the daughter of the late John and Clelia (Leonardi) Benzi. She was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School and was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Church, Plains.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Joseph W. Baluta on February 1, 2016, brother Elmo Benzi, infant sisters Thelma and Maria Benzi, and son-in-law John Edwards.

Surviving are her son Delbert Baluta and his wife Tammy, Greencastle, PA, daughter Lynn Edwards, Saratoga, CA, grandchildren Marni, Meaghan, and Ryan Baluta, and Lorelle and Dale Edwards, brothers John Benzi and his wife Marge, and Leonard Benzi and his wife Joan, all of Plains, nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:00 am at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am at Saints Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, with Father John C. Lambert, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains. Family and friends may call Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Saints Peter & Paul Church Food Pantry, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, PA 18705.