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Mr. James "Jimmy B" Balatsos

Obituary for Mr. James "Jimmy B" Balatsos

August 11, 1924 - August 28, 2015
Mountainside, New Jersey | Age 91

Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Brother


James Balatsos "Jimmy B" 91, of Mountainside, NJ, died on Friday August 28, 2015.
Jimmy B's visitation and life celebration will be Monday August 31st from 3:00-8:00PM at Gray Funeral Directors, 318 E. Broad St., Westfield, where Trisagion service will begin at 6:30PM Monday. His funeral service will begin at 11:00AM Tuesday September 1, 2015 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 250 Gallows Hill Rd, Westfield, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. Please go to:, to view a tribute of Jimmy B's life.
Born in Clinton, MA, Jimmy B was a man who had a passion for mechanical and electronic inventions, as well as other business endeavors. He enjoyed Greek music, and played the bouzouki in a band known as "The Ageans." A veteran of the US Marine Corps serving in World War II, Jimmy B was the beloved husband of the late Anna Balatsos. He is survived by his three daughters: Carolyn A. Scharfer, Jane Cranga, Anna Szeller and her husband Irv, seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Jimmy B was the brother of Mary Bouzoukas, Leo Balatsos, and the late Spiro Balatsos.

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318 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
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