Condolences for Charles E. “Smoke” Balwanz

Bill Munas posted on 1/18/20

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Eddie’s family at this time of loss. You are in my prayers and may Eddie Rest In Peace. God bless.


Ron Doty posted on 1/16/20

I worked with Eddie and his Uncle Joe at # 5 coal mine in late 70s ! He was a fun guy to be around , and a all around great guy !! I’ll miss him and his laugh .


Rich Vallelonga posted on 1/15/20

Ed & I go way back, neighbors, football, Vietnam, VFW 5565 (40+years), A. L. 228 (50+years). Smoke graduated with my sister & I remember him having a slight crush on her. Although Carmella has a head start, maybe they will meet up again. Smoke represented an integral part of the POWHATAN HONOR GUARD, he played TAPS for more Veterans then you can count on your fingers & toes. Sadly, now we will play TAPS for him. You will be missed.


Jim and Tina Busack posted on 1/14/20

JoAnn, Donnie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Eddie Rest In Peace.


Kiz Rush posted on 1/14/20

My love and prayers to all of you ... ❤️❤️❤️❤️


Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum posted on 1/13/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Charles E. Balwanz, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Charles E. Balwanz, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †