John J. Balog, Jr.

March 28, 1933 - April 27, 2023

03/28/1933 - 04/27/2023

Past Services

Rosary Service
Thursday May 11, 2023
5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Thursday May 11, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Funeral Service
Friday May 12, 2023
10:00 am
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
5345 Virginia Beach Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-497-8330 | Directions
Friday May 12, 2023
2:00 pm
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions

John J. Balog, Jr, 90, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, went to be with God on April 27, 2023.  He was born on March 28, 1933, in Corry, PA to the late John and Mary (Wascak) Balog.

After serving in the Army during the Korean War he went on to work for GC Murphy Company/Murphy Marts in Washington DC, where he met Barbara F. Klein. They were married on June 22, 1957 and went on to have four children.  His career sent them through PA, LA, MD, and VA. They lived in Cumberland for 37 years where John retired before relocating to Virginia Beach in 2015.

John led a simple yet fulfilling life, finding joy in the simple pleasures like gardening and spending time with his family. John was an avid hunter and also enjoyed woodworking, pouring his heart and soul into every project he undertook. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, always ready with a kind word or helping hand. His selfless nature and compassionate heart touched the lives of many, leaving a lasting impression on all who knew him.

John is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara, Daughters; Christine Stacy (Tim), Diana Smith (Chuck), Mary Stegmaier (Joe), Son, Jim Balog, 10 Grandchildren, and 8 ¾ great grandchildren.

A rosary service will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 5pm with a visitation to follow from 6-8pm. A Mass will be held at St Gregory the Great Catholic Church on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 10am with a luncheon to follow. Burial will follow at Albert G Horton, Jr, Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk at 2:00pm. Anyone wishing to come is welcomed, there will not be a procession.

If you would like to make donations in John’s honor please consider donating to your local food bank.

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Patricia Kirk
6 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and with your beautiful family. Many fond memories of Jr

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
6 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John J. Balog Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, John J. Balog Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

H & B Arnold
6 months ago

Dad & mom Barb were both good friends & landlords to us in a rough time in our lives. Loving regards to all the family.

6 months ago

Rest in Peace from The Klein family. Prayers for the whole Balog family

Robin Labby
6 months ago

I love your Dad, he always made me feel like one of his own. Our prayers are with you and your family. Love you all

Delores Boone
6 months ago

Diana and family deepest condolences from my family to yours. Rest In Heaven Mr Bolag Jr.