John R. Balitchik

April 22, 1970 ~ November 7, 2020 (age 50)


John R. Balitchik, 50, of Palmyra, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Hershey Medical Center. Born in Shamokin, he was the son of Robert Balitchik and the late Rose Ann (Volanoski) Balitchik. He is survived by his wife Lara (Bruner) Balitchik, with whom he recently celebrated 7 years of marriage.

John was a 1988 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Penn State University, and worked as a corrections officer at SCI Camp Hill. John also worked part time as a parking lot supervisor at Hershey Park for the last 7 years. In addition to his above achievements, John was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

John liked to watch the Yankees and Cowboys play, and was very into politics. His love for all animals was clear to anyone who knew him. He will be very much missed by his dog and 4 cats.

In addition to his wife and father, John is survived by a step-son, Joshua Logan of York, step-mother Sue Balitchik, and brother Michael Balitchik, both of Kulpmont.

A Graveside service with full military honors and DOC honors will take place at 2PM on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Palmyra. 717-838-9211

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Graveside Service
November 12, 2020

2:00 PM
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
54 Indiantown Gap Road
Annville, Pennsylvania 17003

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