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James A. Balassone

September 26, 1946 — May 17, 2022

James A. Balassone, 75 passed away on May 17, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on September 26, 1946, in Richmond, Virginia the son of John P. and Geraldine (Pressutti) Balassone. On September 6, 1969, he was united in marriage to the former JoAnn Reid with whom he shared fifty-two years of marriage. A lifelong resident of the area Jim graduated from Austintown Fitch High School and was employed by Bearing Distributors Inc, for thirty years. Jim was of the Lutheran faith and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life spending time with family and his cat Jasper, watching old Western movies and attending drag racing events. He is survived by his wife JoAnn, daughter Jessica (Ken) Pasco, grandchildren Kenneth Pasco Jr. and Alan Fryer, great grandchild Bryson Fryer and sisters Joan (Rod) Cavaliere and Jackie Knittle. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held Thursday May 26, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44515. To leave condolences to the family please visit

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