Obituary - STANLEY MORTAN BALCH
Stanley M. Balch of Clermont died on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was 72 years old.
A Brooklyn native, Mr. Balch was born on June 30, 1940 to Miriam Goodman Balch and the late Julius Balch. He attended high school in Brooklyn and was a graduate of City University of New York Baruch School of Business, earning a bachelor’s of business administration. On Oct. 19, 1963, at the Madison Jewish Center in Brooklyn, he married the former Roberta Gerber, his wife of nearly 50 years who survives him. Mr. Balch was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, being honorably discharged in September 1968. A successful businessman in the gifts and collectibles industry, the Balches relocated to the Greater Orlando area in February 2002.
In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Balch is survived by his son, Kenneth (Jean) of Clermont; his daughter, Leslie (Michael) Schrier of Potomac, Md.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services, with military honors, were held at the Temple Israel Cemetery “Yank” Frank Pavilion on Sunday, May 5, with Rabbi Maurice Kaprow officiating.
In memory of Stanley M. Balch, the family requests contributions to the South Lake Hospital ICU, 1900 Don Wickham Road, Clermont, FL 34711. Services entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando.