Farming Rural 08

Edwin O. BALLIET, JR.

May 29, 1933 ~ March 27, 2022 (age 88)

Obituary

Edwin Oliver Balliet, Jr., 88, of Quakertown, PA, passed away peacefully at his niece's home on March 27th, 2022 in the presence of close family. Born May 29th, 1933, in Springtown, PA, he was the youngest son of the late Edwin Oliver, Sr and Florence Balliet, née Cawley. Edwin, or Uncle Junie as he was known to his family, was a US Army Veteran, enlisting in 1956 to serve is country. He was later assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, trained at Fort Benning in Georgia and was recruited to accompany the Pentomic Marne Division to Germany in the Spring of 1958. After his military service, he came home to Quakertown to work and help his parents run the family farm. When Edwin was younger, he spent most of his time collecting scrap metal with his late brother Ralph, or helping his long-time neighbor and friend, David, farm the land. In those days, you could always find him in the seat of a tractor somewhere, mowing or moving hay bales. He also enjoyed chopping trees, so much so that he eventually purchased a wood-cutting machine and began filling the back barn with enough firewood to supply himself, his family, and the locals each winter. Beyond his affinity for hard work and fresh air, Edwin loved his family, relishing in morning chats in his tiny kitchen over cups of strong coffee. He adored holiday meals and graciously accepted any invite to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, especially if he knew there would be pie. As a simple man who appreciated simple pleasures, Edwin enjoyed his peace and freedom for most of his life. His sweet and kind soul will live on in the memory of his family and friends forever. Edwin is survived by six nieces and two nephews. He is predeceased by two brothers, Ralph and Kenneth Balliet, three sisters, Mildred Frey, Dorothy Helm and Irene Hrycko, and two nephews, Ronald and Scott Balliet. A private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Bucks County SPCA, in his honor.

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Upper Bucks County SPCA
60 Reservoir Rd., Quakertown PA 18951

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