Doris J. Balchick 1931-2021

AUSTINTOWN — Doris Jean Purola Balchick, 89, born Oct.13, 1931, in Youngstown, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021.

Doris was a member of the Girard High School 1949 graduating class, where her friendships with classmates lasted throughout her life. She was a valued employee for Isley’s, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Wean Credit Union, Austintown Schools and Arby’s office staff.

Doris lived for service to all in need. She touched many lives with her generosity and passion for her family. She was a faithful parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown, where she had lived since 1954.

She leaves her daughters, Karen Balchick and Barbara Balchick Koury (John Koury); her granddaughter, Lauren Roberts (Dave Wojnowski); and her cherished great-grandchildren, Nick and Amelia Wojnowski.

Doris will also be missed by her sisters, Cheryl Kincade (Pat Kincade), Diana Stanton and Carol Lee Peacock; as well as her stepmother, Doris Purola.

She also was a very involved aunt and great-aunt to her numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Balchick; her daughter, Linda Balchick Roberts; and her parents, Helen Gerbich Purola and Arnold Purola.

Friends may pay their respects 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Austintown, with a funeral Mass starting at 11 a.m.

Remembrances may be sent to Angels for Animals or the Austintown Senior Center, in her name.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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