Gust H. Ballos, 83, Altoona, passed peacefully Tuesday evening at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry and Mary (Tyminska) Ballos. He married Barbara Ann Long on April 10, 1950, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Altoona.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Darlene Weiand (Tim) of Bellwood and Nancy Gibney (Tom) of Altoona; a son, Nicholas (Connie) of Altoona; nine grandchildren: Nicole, Matt, Lindsey, Kristin, Tyson, Shawn, Tommy, Sheena and Ashley; and five great-grandchildren: Caden, Cameron, Jackson, Leah and Sawyer.
Gust was a mechanic for Puritan Sportswear and the previous co-owner of the Park Inn in Lakemont and the Varsity Lounge in Altoona. He was a former member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
Gust enjoyed gardening, golfing, hunting, traveling, fishing, painting and especially spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and his dog, Buddy.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 17, 2013, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, Pastor Kathy Colebank and Father Joseph Gereige officiating. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Home Nursing Agency Hospice, 201 Chestnut Ave., P.O. Box 352, Altoona, PA 16603.