Frederick P. Baluch passed away at age 88 in his former home at Greenbelt, Maryland surrounded by family and friends on Sunday Nov. 18, 2012 after many years of failing health. Fred was born Jan. 3, 1924 in Youngstown, the youngest of three children of Stephen J. and Anna Pritoka Baluch. His ancestors were immigrants from Mokroluh and Dubrava in eastern Slovakia.

A memorial service will be scheduled later in December in Greenbelt, Md. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Capital Caring Hospice Services, 1801 McCormick Dr. Suite 180, Largo, MD 20744, Ph. 301-883-0866.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.