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Nicholas A Balka

February 18, 1934 — December 20, 2021

Nicholas A Balka also known as Nick. February 18th, 1934 – December 20th, 2021.

On December 20th, 2021, Nicholas A. Balka passed away into God’s graces after brief illness at the young age of 87 years. He is survived by many loved ones, including his two sons, Brian and Dennis Balka and their spouses, Christine and Theresa Balka. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Elisa (Nikki) Balka and her spouse, Matthew Frohnhoefer, Michael Balka, Dylan Balka, Dennis Balka, and Dina Balka. He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Landon Mantone and Robin Frohnhoefer, and the many other little ones he adopted along the way.

Nicholas is predeceased by his loving wife, Janet Balka, and their children, Nicholas and William Balka. He is also predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Lydia Balka.

Nicholas was an owner and operator of The Chestnut Inn in Edison, New Jersey. He served as former President of the Middlesex County Liquor License and Beverage Association, former Treasurer of the Hungarian Sick and Death Benefit, and life member of the Elks and the Hungarian Athletic Club.

A warrior throughout life, he was known as quick-witted, joyful, and generous with his knowledge and his stories. He was conventional and a bit of rebel all the same. as he lived a fruitful life with his family, his business, and in leisure. He wielded an expert shot on the pool table with just a broomstick, and a zest for living large and loving even larger.

Cheers Pop, until we meet again.

Services are scheduled for Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gowen Funeral Home / Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel at 239 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901. A memorial prayer service will commence at 9:00 AM on December 29th, 2021 at the funeral home. Immediately following, burial services will occur at Van Liew Cemetery at 585 Georges Road, North Brunswick, NJ, 08902.

In lieu of flowers, the Balka family requests donations be made to UNICEF’s COVID-19 Response in memory of Nicholas. >>
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