Edward J. Balog, Sr., age 80 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport. Born July 31, 1939 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George and Anna (Sopp) Balog. A member of St. Patrick's R.C. Church in McKeesport, Edward received his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and worked as an industrial engineer with US Steel, Westinghouse, Modulus, and Teledyne. He finished his working career as a maintenance supervisor at Mayview Hospital and also taught plant layout and design at CCAC Boyce Campus in Monroeville. In his spare time, he was a car buff, a cat lover, and a talented handyman. Most importantly, Edward is now reunited with the love of his life, the late Pauline (Cherepko) Balog, who passed away August 26, 2011. He is now truly at peace. Edward is survived by his children Edward J. (Rhonda) Balog, Jr. of North Huntingdon, David G. (Kristina) Balog of Saegertown, Marie (John) Crupie of North Huntingdon, and Diane (Phil) DePietro of Penn Twp.; his grandchildren Courtney and Taylor Crupie; Jake and Allison DePietro; and Justin, Dylan, Brittney, Nathan, Zachary, and Mikayla Balog; and his cat Nikki. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles, on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 5 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11 AM in St. Patrick's Church. Procession and interment will follow to St. Joseph's Cemetery, North Versailles.
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