Jerome Stanley Balbot
February 24, 2016

Visitation Information

February 26 2016 - 1:00 pm
Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.,5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

February 26 2016 - 2:00 pm
Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road, Shaler Township, PA 15209

BALBOT, JEROME STANLEY: Age 87, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away quietly in Aventura, Florida, on February 24, 2016. Son of the late Celia Seiner Balbot and Max Balbot, he was born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 4, 1928 and lived most of his life here. He graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School and from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in business. During the Korean War, Jerome served in the Army as a Lieutenant.  Following his honorable discharge, he joined his family in their successful retail business, The Belle Shoppe, in Braddock, PA, at a time when Braddock was a vibrant business community, and he remained an active member of the Braddock Rotary for over thirty-five years.  He also owned women's and children's retail businesses in Squirrel Hill, West Mifflin and the Oakland area of Pittsburgh. In addition to retail, he taught yoga for decades, both at the Jewish Community Center and at numerous senior citizen facilities throughout the area.  He will be remembered lovingly by family and friends as adventurous and gregarious, always generous of his time in assisting those who might be in need of help.
Jerome is survived by his adoring son Bernard Lee Balbot, a devoted sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Leroy Raffel  of Aventura, FL., and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Diane Jean (Dr. Milton) Cooper. Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday  at 1 p.m. and proceed to Beth Shalom Cemetery for 2 p.m. Graveside Services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Braddock Rotary, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, or Riverview Towers.  


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Dear family and friends, I am so deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Jerome will be missed, but not forgotten because Jesus' words found at (John 5:28,29) says there will be resurrection. So what this mean is that Jerome will be given a fresh new start without sickness and death (Rev. 21:4) with the prospect of living forever in a peaceful new world. (Psalms 37:29) I hope these promises found in the Bible bring comfort knowing that you have an opportunity to see him again to share more wonderful times together.

By Turner Family - February 27, 2016