Richard Lee Balback
April 18, 1940 - April 10, 2023
Richard Lee Balback, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2023.
Born in Wilmington, DE on April 18, 1940, he was the son of the late Edward John and Sylvia Elizabeth (Milligan) Balback, Sr. Dick served in the Navy after high school and received his associates degree from Goldey-Beacom College in 1963. He started his career with Bell Telephone as a lineman and lastly spent many years at DuPont/CSC as a voice technician. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, the beach, and target shooting.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne R. Balback; son, David James Balback; and brother, Edward John Balback Jr. Dick is survived by his brother, Robert Owen Balback; sons, Richard Balback, Jr. of Wilmington and James David Balback (Georgette) of Newark; granddaughters, Kelsi Nicole Snow (John Wayne Snow Jr.), and Madison Taylor Balback; grandson, Hayden James Balback; and great grandsons, Greyson Wayne Snow and Maverick Anthony Snow.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.