Ronald Maurice Balsam

Ronald Maurice Balsam

d. June 1, 2019

Ronald Maurice Balsam, 91, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Ron was born and raised in Houston, and retired to Shoreacres/La Porte, Texas. In 1999 he dealt with the loss of his wife of 50 years by joining the bereavement group she started, Samaritan Ministries, and later went on to lead his own group in the Texas Hill Country. Ron was a big friendly man, a devout Catholic, WWII veteran and avid fisherman, but his greatest joy was simply being surrounded by his family which is exactly where he was when God called him home.

He is preceded in death by wife, Betty Plitt Balsam; mother, Jeannette; father, Peter Maurice; brother, Neil; and daughter, Jeannette Christensen.

He is survived by sister, Rita Hokanson; brother, Raymond (Sedie); children, Charles (Beth), Richard (Melissa), Michael (Jane), William (Mary), Lawrence, Susan (Glo Minaya), James (Deborah), Elizabeth Wallace (David), and Mary McDougal (Randy); twenty-two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 6, from 5 – 7 p.m. with Rosary starting 7 p.m. at Earthman Funeral Home, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Rd, Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas High School Scholarship Fund, 4500 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77007 or a charity of your choice.

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