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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Balestra, Catherine D. Ryan, 1930-2011
Date 1998
Scope & Content Interview by Kelvin Belcher of Catherine D. Ryan Balestra (b. 04/26/1930), daughter of Thomas & Adeline Simpson Ryan.
Notes Obituary:
Catherine D. Balestra, age 81, died Saturday, December 24, 2011 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Lansdale, She had been in failing health. Mrs. Balestra was preceded in death by her husband John G. Balestra in 1983.

Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Adeline(Simpson) Ryan. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Balestra was a longtime member of St. Stanislaus Church.

She is survived by her son, Thomas A. Balestra of Telford; a daughter, Kathy M. Belcher and her husband, Brian, of Lansdale; a brother, Thomas Ryan of Lansdale; and six grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by brothers Harry and William Smith and a sister Helen Zearfoss.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service Thursday, Dec. 29 at 11 AM at the Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home 532 E Main St., Lansdale, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM before the Service. Interment will be in Lansdale Cemetery.

(The Reporter, Tuesday, December 27, 2011)
Object ID # 2013.25.48
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes