Robert V Balderson

Robert V Balderson

December 19, 1929 - April 06, 2020

Robert V Balderson

December 19, 1929 - April 06, 2020


Robert V. Balderson (Bob) passed away in his home Monday, April 6th 2020 following a six- month illness.

Robert was born in New Brighton December 19, 1929 the son of the late Augustus and Evelyn (Graham) Balderson.  Bob grew up in New Brighton and graduated from New Brighton High School before joining the Navy.  He served for 4 years during the Korean War.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn (Black) Balderson; one son, Robert J. Balderson; two granddaughters, Roxanne (Roxy) Balderson and Katherine (Katie) Balderson; a great-granddaughter, Lyric; two sisters, Norma Mulik and Shirley Craig; and an extended family which includes a daughter-in-law, Colleen Balderson, her son Tom and his wife Amy, and Colleen’s grandchildren Eli, Issac and Ainsley; a stepdaughter, Terri and her husband Russel; a stepson, Mike; four step grandchildren, Zachariah, Jessica, Christy and Michael; two step great-grandchildren, Hayli and Kade; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend of the family “Sonja”.

In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Steve Mulik.

Bob retired from Westinghouse Electric with 40 years of service as an inspector in the Quality Control Department.  He belonged to Westinghouse salaried union where for a time he served as a union representative; he also belonged to the Westinghouse Clerks Association.  A little bit of a workaholic, Bob continued working into retirement as a truck driver with both Skyline and AGX.  Finally retiring again in his mid-seventies.

Bob had an interest in steam engines, acquired several; he put them into the Darlington Industrial Museum where he loved showing them off and running them for the visitors of the museum.  Until he became ill, he was an active member of the Little Beaver Historical Society for years.

Bob was a member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church.

Please no flowers or gifts, if desired contributions in Bob’s memory can be made to the Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Rd. Beaver Falls PA 15010 or the Little Beaver Historical Society, PO Box 304 Darlington PA 16115 or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Dr. Carl Sestito and Angie from the Good Samaritan Hospice for their loving care.

Because of the danger imposed by the Coronavirus, the service and the entombment will be private.  A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.  Services will be conducted by Rev. Allan Brooks of the CUMC.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home- 117 Blackhawk Rd., Chippewa Twp.,



Private Service

  • Date & Time: No Date & Time
  • Venue: Private Venue

Chippewa United Methodist Church

  • Address: 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls PA 15010

Little Beaver Historical Society

  • Address: PO Box 304, Darlington PA 16115

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8 responses to Robert V Balderson

  1. Dan Jones says:

    Marilyn and Family, My condolences of the passing of Bob. He was definitely known as a kind and generous man with a smile as big as his life, always a kind word and I swear he never met anyone that wasn’t his friend. He always had a story and oh run into him at the museum and you were entertained by him as long as time you had, he loved his engines and was a passionate man about them, he’d get that smile on his face and twinkle in his eye and off you’d go. RIP Bob you’ll be missed by all that knew you but the Memories are always close at heart Marilyn !!! All my sympathy. Dan Jones

  2. Ed Barnett says:

    Great friend and Great man. So many wonderful memories that go back 50 years. Rest in the Lord my friend.
    Will meet again.

  3. I remember all of the family gatherings at his home in Chippewa. He always smiled when talking about steam engines. He loved having his family around. I never saw him get angry about anything. I am so glad we got to see him this past November. We will truly miss smiling face. May he rest in peace.

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