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Town Hill United Methodist Church
Monday July 13th, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Elaine M. Baluh

Elaine M. (Dymond) Baluh, age 88, of 1058 Ridge Rd., Orangeville (Bendertown), died at 7:43 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where she was a patient.

Born on June 27, 1932, in Kingston twp., Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late Graydon and Florence (Updegrove) Dymond. She resided in Bendertown since 1979 and had previously lived in Oxon Hill, MD for 11 years.

Elaine was a 1949 graduate of the former Huntington Mills High School.

She was a member of the Town Hill United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the bible study group and assisted at the church festivals, where she was known as the “pie lady.” She was a crafter and a member of the Willing Hands Quilting group. She was also an advocate for platelet donations.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Baluh, Jr. on October 25, 1993, grandson, Craig E. Johnson in 2015, and a brother, Ted Dymond in 2014.

Elaine is survived by her daughter, Janet, wife of Richard Frede, who resided with her, a son, Jay J. Baluh, Hollywood, MD, and a sister, Ellen, wife of Henry Swelgin, Plymouth.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Town Hill United Methodist Church, 417 Town Hill Road, Shickshinny, with her pastor, Tyler E. Rauhauser, officiating. Family will greet friends from 12-1 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Benton.

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In January 1981, we lost our home and all our possessions to a house fire. People were so kind to us and we received a check from Mrs. Baluh; I did not know her but she had read about our loss in the newspaper and wanted to help. I did have the opportunity to meet and thank her in person. She was so gracious, just a lovely lady.

Pamela Thomas Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

How does one say all the good things about Elaine Baluh...sweet, kind, funny, faithful, great friend, great quilter, grew the best asparagus, great smile, great laugh...and on and on....will miss you dear Elaine...knew you were getting older and we might lose you soon, but hoped that wasn't true...but I know you are with your Joe and in his arms you are safe at last...will remember you always...your giving heart added so much to everyone's life...Peace.

Donna Krothe Goobic Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

Elaine was a sweetheart. She and Ethel Newman would call each other every night until it got to the point that Ethel could not respond. An eternal optimist, Elaine always saw the best in everyone and was a cheerful presence wherever she went. When she had difficulty attending Bible study we made sure to bring it to her. I used to trade her that she fit under my arm and she often joked that we were the " long and short" of it. In the winter she opened her home to the quilting group...a cozy and hospitable place to be! She was loved!

Bethany Wood Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elaine Baluh

Minette Meyer Jul 7 2020 12:00 AM