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Wesley T. Ballina

Born: Thu., Jan. 1, 1970
Died: Thu., Sep. 13, 2012

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Wesley T. Ballina, 42, of Freeport, passed away on Thursday Sept 13th 2012 at 3:59 am as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Wed evening. Wes was born in Natrona Heights, on January 1, 1970. He was the beloved youngest son of the late Janet (Merryman) and Albert Ballina. He worked for Youngblood Paving Co. Wampum, PA. for the past 2 years. He was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport. Wes was a passionate, dedicated firefighter with extraordinary ability. He had worked with numerous fire companies in the Valley over the years and was currently a member of Harrison Hills Volunteer Fire Company #4. He was a member of the Armstrong Lodge #239 in Freeport and he was a 1989 graduate of Freeport Area High School. Wes enjoyed working and hanging out with his friends in his garage. He also enjoyed muzzleloader hunting on the hill behind his home. Wes had and infectious smile that will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He had a marvelous sense of humor and had an uncountable number of friends.

Wesley is survived by his 2 sons Nicholas and Zachary Ballina, of Freeport. His sister Jamie S. (Thomas) Phillips, of Buffalo Twp. 2 brothers, Gary A. Ballina of Elizabethtown, PA and Christopher A. (Cathy) Ballina, of Saxonburg. His companion Dana Chinka and his 5 nephews and 1 niece.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday Sept. 16th from 12-3 and 6-9 p.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. Freeport, PA

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary, Mother of God Church, Freeport, PA, at 10:00 am on Monday, September 17th, with Father Edward Volz officiating. Burial service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Freeport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
Harrison Hills Volunteer Fire Company #4 5300 Freeport Rd. Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Autism Speaks 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2250 Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Jeff Lowers and family

To a great friend, fellow firefighter, and confidant. We helped each other through some tough times, battled many blazes together, and tipped a few. We'll miss the smile, sense of humer, and the way you made us laugh. God Bless the family and until we meet again, rest easy my brother. Jeff Lowersa

Francine ballina valley

Jamie,Gary.Cris,I will always remember Wes riding around on a tractor cutting his uncle Genes grass. He loved uncle Gene. Sorry for your loss. Love cousin francine

Richard Livingston

Sympathies to you all in this time of tragedy.May God Bless you and comfort you .

The Morrison Family

The Craig/Morrison family sends our deepest sympathy and prayers. Our families Ballina/Young, go back many decades and have been through times of sorrow together. This is a true loss to our community. He will be truly missed and always in our hearts. May God give you strength now and always. With deepest sympathy, Will and Helena Morrison Family

Bill Hause

Gary, Jamie and Chris Sorry for the loss of your brother. I remember when he was young what a fun-loving character he was and how fun he was to watch to see what he was going to do next. His humor and great personality will be missed. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers while you go through this hard time in life.

Gail Cooper

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I knew Wes from Freeport VFD, we went on many ambulance calls together and he's someone I'm proud to say I knew. He'll be missed so much. My deepest sympathies.

Kevin and Sandy Kennedy

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of Wes's family and friends.

Jim Lindsay Family

My most sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of our good friend Wes. We will miss you Brother. May the good Lord Bless you and your family!

The Birkmeyers

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you especially the boys at this difficult time, My husband and I knew Wes from Freeport VFD and he was a dedicated man.Our daughter works with his boys at school and they are truely precious. He will be missed.God Bless

Everyone at Youngblood Paving

We all thought very highly of Wes, as an employee and as a friend. He was one of our favorite guys, and always had a smile on his face! He will be greatly missed.

Crystal Barger Haus family

Our sincerest condolences at this time of sorrow. I went to school with Wes. I remember him as being such a wonderful guy with such a big heart. Very sorry for his untimely passing. May god bless you all and help you find peace during this very sad time.

Carl and Donna Good

We will miss Wes..he was a good neighbor and friend. He would always be ready to lend a hand when needed. His garage was opened to everyone to gather and chat. We had the fortune of seeing him grow up...I always told him his smile reminding me of his Mom, Janet.If we can be of any service to the family, please let us know. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Windows

Paula and boys...

Jamie, Chris and Gary...

I am so... sorry. There are no words to describe how everyone feels about this tragedy.

He will be with Mom and Dad. God love them all.

Love, Linda

Rj NAef

So Sorry to hear and see that he has passed on.

My heart goes out to Wesley's family and his Firefighting FAmils as well.

We all have another angel up there watching out for us

Merle and Nancy Lowman

Wes was a great co-worker and friend. He always took the time to check out how things were going for us. We knew him as a fun loving guy, a great worker, a dedicated firefighter and friend. He will be missed always. May God give you strength and His arms be around you during this tough time.

Ted McCutcheon

Wes was a good friend and fellow co-worker. He had a great sense of humor and his laugh alone was enough to cheer you up. Definately one was one of the good guys! He will be greatly missed but never fogotten. Condolences to his family.

Jim&Amy Merryman Family

To Gary, Jamie, and Chris so sorry for your loss keep your faith in God his boys will need you. we will keep you in our prayers

Lisa Speer and family

Jamie and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family at this time. I have fond memories of the Ballina family from Catholic school days. So very sorry for your loss.

Gisele Oehling and Nicole Brandau

Dear Jamie and family, you have our deepest sympathy and our prayers

Art and Linda Faulx

Are thoughts and prayers are with the family and also with the boys

Bernie Dudeck

Dear Jamie,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Bernie

Andy and Bobbi McGuire

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Wes was a great person and will be missed.

Andy and Bobbi McGuire

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Wes was a great person and will be missed.

Lew and Sharen Otterman

Rest in peace dear Friend, our sympathy to the Ballina Family.

Kevin Huth and Shannon Rykaceski

Our prayers to your Family. Wes was a great friend and will be very sadly missed and loved.

Kathy (Striker) Palla

Chris, Jamie and Gary,

I am so very sorry to hear of this tragedy. I will forever hold special memories of seeing Wes as a 9 yr old boy walking through my back yard to visit me and my dog. I always kept an extra jar of pickled pigs feet handy for his visits that we would share. (I know, of all things, huh? LOL) He was such a bright spot to this young mother during a turbulent time. My prayer is that you too will find comfort in your memories of him and also knowing how highly he was thought of.

Chief Scott A. Kline (Kittanning)

My deepest condolences to the Ballina Family.

Wes a Brother Firefighter with a heart of gold and a passion to serve the fire service will be deeply missed by all whom ever donned the turnout gear with him either on a call, during training night or at a structure burn.

Rest in Peace my Friend

Chad McCutcheon

Wes was a great employee and friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time. Everyone at McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc. enjoyed a moment of silence for Wes on Saturday at our safety meeting. He will be sorely missed. Great man, great friend. RIP Wes.

John and Debbie Fox

So sorry for the loss of your brother ,Wesley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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