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Jolan E. (Papp) Balog

January 30, 1940 ~ August 22, 2018 (age 78)

Jolan Elizabeth Balog, 78, of Auburn and formerly of Lansing, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, while surrounded by family.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, on January 30, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Jolan Buday Papp.

Jolan met her husband, Charles D. Balog, Sr., in 1960 on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City and he proposed the following year.  They first lived in Ohio before moving to Illinois and then Florida.  In 1974, they settled in Lansing, where Jolan lived until 2012.  She retired from Cornell University after over twenty years of employment as an administrative assistant in the School of Human Ecology.

The most important thing in Jolan’s life was her family, and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She also enjoyed cooking.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society “Gorgeous Gals” and “Cayuga Lake Divas,” and the Lansing Seniors.

Jolan is survived by her sons, Charles Balog, Jr. (Stacey) and Chad Balog (Lori), both of Auburn; grandchildren, Zachary, Nicholas and Gabriella; brother, Alex Papp (Angela); and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Charles Sr., on September 2, 2001; her son, Christopher Balog; and her brother, John Papp.

The family will be present to receive friends on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882.  A funeral service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Sharon Cemetery in Caldwell, OH, on Saturday, September 1, 2018.

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