May 23, 2014

Dennis Michael Balogh, Sr.

Lesako Funeral Home

In memoriam of Dennis Michael Balogh, Sr., August 22, 1945 - May 23, 2014

Dennis "Denny" Michael Balogh, Sr., 68 of Nemacolin, Pa., passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on May 23, 2014 in his home.

Denny was born on August 22, 1945 in Nemacolin, the son of the late George and Mary Frances Artley Balogh.

On July 29, 1972, he married the love of his life, Mary Lou Dickey Balogh, who survives.

He was the loving father of Melissa Balogh, Melanie (Olin) Trauth, Dennis Balogh, Jr. (Lyndsay) and Jeffrey Balogh.

Surviving are his two sisters, Sandra Yackmack Sutton of Kittanning, Pa. and Georgiann (Jack) Klein of Punta Gorda, Fl. Brothers-in-laws, James Dickey, Joey Dickey and David (Susan) Dickey, all of Carmichaels, Pa. and sister-in-law, Suzanna (Rick) Gency of Chesapeake, Va., as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard "Dick" Balogh.

Denny graduated from Carmichaels Area High School in 1963. After graduating, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served on the U.S.S. Wright during the Vietnam conflict.

Denny worked at Nemacolin mine for 17 years until its final closing day in 1986. For the past 25 years, he has been employed by the State of Pennsylvania. He first worked at Western Center in Canonsburg until it closed. He then transferred to his current position at S.C.I. Greene.

Denny was a kind and compassionate man that lived each day for his wife and family. He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako Funeral Director/Supervisor on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels, Pa. Full Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 and the U.S. Navy.

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