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Richard Balsley

September 24, 1930 — September 29, 2019

Richard E. “Dick” Balsley, 89, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 29, 2019, at St. Anne Home.

He was born September 24, 1930, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, son of the late Richard E. and Margaret E. (Martin) Balsley. He married the love of his life, Laura E. (Orndorff) Balsley, on March 1, 1952.

Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He spent his 44-year working career at Allegheny (West Penn) Power as a Real Estate and Right of Way Project Manager.

After retirement, Richard and Laura split their time between their home in Greensburg and home-away-from-home in Ft. Myers, Florida. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Greensburg and Our Lady of Light in Esterao, FL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Kathryn E. “Kitti” Condiff and brother-in-law, Robert L. “Larry” Condiff.

Along with his wife of 67 years, Laura, Richard leaves behind four children: Claudia A. Carraher of Bridgeport, WV, and husband Larry, Richard S. Balsley of Greensburg, PA, and wife Donna, Douglas J. Balsley of Sewickley, PA, and wife Steffler, and Jill E. Pifferetti of Ligonier, PA, and husband Tom; four grandchildren: Erin E. Carraher, Amy L. Isennock and husband Christopher, Lara A. Carraher, and Douglas J. Balsley, II; and two great-grandchildren: Ryan A. Isennock and Luke M. Isennock.

The family sends special thanks to the Senior Helpers and staff at St. Anne Home for their caring support of Richard.

A private ceremony and luncheon will be held for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Our Lady of Grace or St. Anne Home in his memory.

KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.  For online condolences and information, please visit

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