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Sarah Balling

Sarah M. Balling, 72, of Cambridge, Maryland, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at UMSMC at Dorchester in Cambridge.
Born on June 11, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late Ida Rossi and Joseph Barranco.
She attended the local schools and graduated from Dundalk Senior High School with the class of 1960.
On February 20, 1965 Sarah married Richard Balling and together made their home in Kent Island before moving to this area in 1988.
Sarah was a member and attended St. John’s Episcopal Chapel until her health no longer allowed.
Along with her husband she was owner and vice president of an industrial service, House of Balance for forty years. At one time she had a soft-crab shedding business and found out what hard work was. Sarah was a fun- loving person and made people laugh at different things she would do. All holidays were special to her. On Halloween she would dress up and go to the neighbors houses and ring their
doorbell and just stand there until they guessed who she was. Sarah never met anyone she didn’t know.
She also had a love for all animals.
Surviving her besides her husband of 49 years are sisters Ida Marie Reckline and husband Harris, Judy Moffitt, Helen Ward and husband James Jr., JoAnne Grelli and husband Dominic, Rose Crone, Nancy Rocks and husband Albert Jr.; a brother Joseph Barranco; nieces Amy Moffitt, Blanca Romero, Louise Ward, Penny Buckland, Melody Smith, Misty Lucas, Mary Szoke, Tina, Toni and Ashley Barranco, Alanea Tunney; sister-in-law Leslie Southard and her husband Bruce.
Preceding her in death was a niece Lana Moffitt and nephew Frank Tunney.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 beginning 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Chapel, 1213 Hudson Road (Route 343) Cambridge, MD with a funeral service following at 1 p.m. Vicar Paul Winters will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family wishes to invite everyone to a luncheon immediately following the services.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Spath, Allen Spath, Cody Downs, Chris Walters, Bruce Southard and Sam Wittman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Sarah can be sent to Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.
To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com


11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. ,Thursday, October 16, 2014
St. John's Episcopal Chapel
1213 Hudson Road Cambridge, MD, Dorchester 21613

Funeral Service

1:00 p.m. ,Thursday, October 16, 2014
St. John's Episcopal Chapel
1213 Hudson Road Cambridge, MD 21613


2:00 p.m. ,Thursday, October 16, 2014
St. John's Episcopal Chapel Cemetery
1213 Hudson Road Cambridge, MD, Dorchester 21613

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So sorry to hear about the loss of Sarah...she was such a wonderful person....had a great time with her when she lived on Kent Island as our neighbor....she will be missed by a lot of people God Bless Her!

Dennis & Barbara Koegel Oct 15 2014 12:00 AM

Thinking of you Mr Dick. So sorry for your loss. I can remember Ms Sara at church when I was younger. She would always wink at me when she was coming up to get communion and when she first got sick I wrote her cards and she enjoyed them. She was always smiling and such a sweet soul.

Alison Bromwell Oct 15 2014 12:00 AM

Dick, I am sorry to hear about the loss of Sarah. I know that she had health issues for many years, but now she is with God and at peace. Prayers for you and your family.

Robert Zampini Oct 15 2014 12:00 AM

Dick you and Sarah have always meant a lot to me and my family. It brang great sadness to hear of Sarahs passing,may god be with you as I'm sure he is with her now.

DOUG LISA GUYER Oct 15 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

John & Lisa Thorne Oct 14 2014 12:00 AM

We will miss Sarah's bright smile. She brought so much joy. Dick, God bless you for the loving care you gave to Sarah. May she rest in peace.

Janet Howard Oct 14 2014 12:00 AM

Ms. Sarah will be sadly missed. I wish I had met her in the early years. So many people loved her, she touched many lives. My condolences to Dick and the family on your loss. God Bless All of You.

Vicki Helmick Oct 14 2014 12:00 AM

Godspeed, Sarah Lady I have so many wonderful memories!

Natalie Howard Oct 14 2014 12:00 AM

Wish I could have met you love Bryeanna.

Bryeanna Wittman Oct 14 2014 12:00 AM

Our thoughts remain with you and your family at this time. We are honored by the confidence you have placed in us during this difficult time.

Barb, Gary and the Staff of Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home Oct 13 2014 12:00 AM

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