Wayne "Wedge" George Balling


Wayne "Wedge" George Balling, 95, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in San Jose, California.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife Marie Loncasty and by his daughter Melinda McCormick and her husband Bob. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Maggie McCormick, Rob McCormick, and Brian McCormick and by his three great-grandchildren Ben, Eleanor, and Lucy.

Wayne was predeceased by his first wife Constance Frank Balling and by his siblings Maurice, William, Fred, Elizabeth, and Bob.

Born Dec. 28, 1923, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to Maurice Balling and Elizabeth Blumenschein Balling, Wayne lived the last twenty years of his life in San Jose, California, tending his fruit trees and bringing joy to his step-family. An avid golfer, Wayne loved to travel and he and Marie played golf courses around the world.

In California, Wayne was a member of the Retirees Invitational Golf Group and he and Marie were members of the Sunken Gardens Couples Golf Group. Previously Wayne was president and longstanding member of the Uniontown Country Club.

In Uniontown, Wayne was proud of his career with the family owned and run Fairchance Construction Company, succeeding his father and brother as president from 1973 until 1988. Wayne was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II, and he recently enjoyed a trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Network.

Charitable contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America may be made in Wayne's memory.

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