Aug. 4, 1931 — June 6, 2021 (age 89)
NILES — Donald E. “Sixpack” Balentine, Sr., 89, passed away Sunday evening (June 6) at Continuing Health Care at the Ridge.
He was born Aug. 4, 1931 in Indiana, Pa., a son of Porter and Evelyn (Dixon) Balentine.
Don was a machinist with Wean United for 41 years, retiring in 1988.
He was a member and past State Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose, where he received its highest honor, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit.
Don enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing cards.
Don’s wife of 54 years, the former Patricia Walker, whom he married May 17, 1952, died Nov.12, 2006.
He is survived by his son, Donald E. Balentine, Jr. of Warren; his daughter, Kathleen (Thomas) Simpson of Boardman; his grandchildren James Simpson, Melissa (Tony) Capple, Stacey (James) Manning and Sean Pyatt; and eight great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Don was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Raymond and Harry Balentine; and his sisters Charlotte and Evelyn.
Friends may call Tuesday (June 15) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Mineral Ridge Chapel, where the Loyal Order of Moose will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m.
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