Paul David Balyint, 71 of West Salem, Ohio died peacefully Monday, April 26 after a short battle with stage four lung cancer. He was born September 30, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of George and Irene Balyint.
Paul retired as a Millwright from Ford Motor Company after 40 years. He enjoyed his work, often bringing home trinkets and stories about the characters he worked with. We’re pretty sure every day was a good day, except the time his youngest daughter painted his toenails while he was sleeping, and he discovered it in the shower at work.
Paul is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beverly, and three children, Jennifer (Michael) Lawson, David Balyint, and Kati (Michael) Savage. He’s survived and missed by his sister Debbie (Roger) Beagle and brother George (Ginger) Balyint. Paul has six extremely cute and well mannered grandchildren: Aidan, Chase, Noah, Dylan, Kaylee, and Brody. We think cutie, princess Kaylee, was his favorite.
Paul was preceded in death by his mother and father, George and Irene Balyint, and his grandson, Graham Balyint Lawson.
Paul lived his life on his own terms, even mowing the grass just days before he went into the hospital. Taking care of his 30 acre farm, Bev’s numerous flower shade gardens, enough animals to fill a circus, and his beloved 4-legged companions is what you’d commonly find him doing. That, and yelling at his kids and grandkids to shut the door and turn off the lights!
Paul enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing pool, and losing money to his children in frequent games of cards and poker. He spent retirement doing his favorite things: napping, eating sandwiches, watching Discovery Channel, Westerns, WWE Wrestling and Judge Judy. Between those activities you’d often find him feeding the farm animals, mowing the grass, fixing farm equipment, getting wood for the winter, taking walks along the property, and giving “goodies” to all his favorite 4-legged friends. His little buddy Yuri (Papillon, age 13) misses him quite a bit.
Paul requested not to have a funeral service, and the family would find comfort if you posted a photo or memory on the Matteson Funeral Home’s website. There are enough flowers planted outside around his homestead to start a botanical garden, so in lieu of flowers he would appreciate a donation to your local Humane Society in his name. For those who knew him well, Paul’s character and presence were larger than life, and he will be greatly missed.
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