Glenn E. Balmer, 87, Korea vet, brick/block layer, avid Phillies fan, birdwatcher

By on July 19, 2017

Glenn E. Balmer, 87, of Stevens, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017, at home.

He was born in Halfville to the late Galen and Mae (Todd) Balmer, and was the husband of the late Leah M. (Musser) Balmer, who passed away in 2005.

Glenn was a member of the Reinholds VFW, and was an avid Phillies fan. He enjoyed birdwatching, hunting, and going to Tioga County.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served during the Korean War, working in Marine Aviation. Glenn had worked as a brick and block layer for Harry Hainley.

Glenn is survived by a son: Russell L. Balmer, husband of Kathy, of Lititz; two daughters: Linda K., wife of Quin Jones, of Sinking Spring; and Debra J., wife of Donald Meckley, of Ephrata; two grandchildren: Ryan Balmer and Nicole Mozeliak; two great-grandchildren: Braelin and Cayden; a brother: Bruce Balmer; and a sister: Norma Sonnen.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son: Gary L. Balmer; and two brothers: Larry and Donald Balmer.

Services were held July 14 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor William Hamm Jr. officiating. Interment took place in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Glenn’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice and Community Care and Heart Group for their excellent care.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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