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Ralph Balesteri

Ralph Balesteri

Sunday, May 15th, 1932 Friday, February 15th, 2019

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Obituary for Ralph Balesteri

Longtime Northfield resident, Ralph Balesteri, 86, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Penn Presbyterian hospital in Philadelphia. Although born in Yonkers, NY, to the late James & Mary (Boney) Balesteri, he was raised in the Absecon Highlands. He enjoyed reminiscing about his happy childhood on the family farm, surrounded by a large, loving family and eating real Italian food. Ralph was an avid fisherman. He also bowled well into his 70’s on many teams throughout his life. In the late 1940’s, he was a stand-out pitcher on the Pleasantville High School baseball team. Ralph worked for Pleasantville & Weinstein plumbing supply until he retired after more than 35 years.
Family meant everything to Ralph, and his life was dedicated to raising his three sons. He took tremendous pride in watching his family grow as grandchildren and great-grandchildren began arriving in his life. Left to mourn his loss are sons: Mark A. Balesteri, Sr. of EHT, Michael (Michele) Balesteri of EHT and David M. (Eileen) Balesteri of Richland. Pop-pop also leaves behind his loving grandchildren: Samantha (Matt) Hoffer of Baltimore, MD, Mark Balesteri, Jr. of EHT, Benjamin Ralph Balesteri of Baltimore, MD, Michael (Christine) Balesteri, Jr. of Mays Landing, David E. Balesteri, Eden K. Balesteri & Ethan James Balesteri of Richland, along with great-grandchildren: Owen Hoffer of Baltimore, MD with baby sister, Piper May, arriving in Spring.In addition to his parents, Ralph was predeceased by multiple aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
A Visitation with the famliy will be held on Thursday, February 21, from 6-7 p.m., followed by a brief service at Adams-Perfect, 1650 New Rd., Northfield, NJ 08225. Burial will be private.
Arrangements entrusted to and condolences may be left for the family at adams-perfect.com.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
    1650 New Road
    NORTHFIELD, NJ
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
    1650 New Road
    NORTHFIELD, NJ
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019
    7:00pm

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Alwyn C LIEPE

Our deepest condolences to Ralph's family from the Liepe's. Ralph was from the old school --a great ball player, a great friend and most of all so much a family man. I can remember our baseball days -always on opposing team--but he always a person you enjoyed competing against. He in his later years used to come out to our farm and before the cold weather always get some peppers and things to put up for the family. Ralph was just a good person and we know how much his family and friends will miss him. Many of his friends are no longer here and able to pass on their thoughts and Prayers to his family. I hope that the family will get some solace knowing how much he always was loved and admired by us all.
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Steve C.

To the Balesteri family, my condolences. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. Ralph was a good man whom I had a chance to work with for many yrs at the supply house. He always had a great story to tell, whether it was the grandkids, trips w/mom, or his fishing excursions. They weren't Nat Geo's "Wicked Tuna", but they were entertaining to say the least. He would always have good conversation anytime of the day, & the occasional joke😅 To go with it. Cherish all of the memories that you have made over the yrs, no one can take that from you, or us. Ralph will be missed. (Rev 21:3,4)
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Supriya Pillay

I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved Father and grandfather. Our prayers and thoughts are with Balesteri Family Our deepeat condolences to all his loved ones and friends. May God bless his soul with Eternal Peace and Happiness. May God bless your family with peace, comfort and strength. Love you and stay strong... Blessings, Paul and Supriya Pillay
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Diane Curtis

Mark n family. We r so sorry for your loss. Prayers sent out to the family from all of us at MasDat Services
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Margaret Casula

Deepest condolences to the Balesteri family from the Casula family, Maggie (Marc), Kumar, Shannon (Joe). We were truly blessed to have known Ralph. He was a very dear and sweet man. The loss to your family is surely God’s gain. Heaven has welcomed a new angel. Rest in peace Ralph.
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