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James Balph

August 02, 1929 ~ January 30, 2022

James Balph, 1929 – 2022

James Balph died peacefully on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at age 92. He and his wife of almost 70 years, Judith, have lived in Vero Beach since 1987, coming from Chappaqua, NY.

Jim was born August 2, 1929, in Pittsburgh, PA to James Balph, Jr., a physician, and Helen (Wettach) Balph. His sister, Mary Chavern, predeceased him. He attended Northwestern University, graduating in 1951. There he met his future wife, Judy, and they married in 1952.

Jim served in the US Coast Guard during the Korean War, after which he went on to a long and successful business career in Employee Relations. He got his start at J&L Steel in Pittsburgh and earned an MBA from University of Pittsburgh. Jim then joined the Glidden Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. During this time, he earned a JD from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. He rose to the position of Vice President of Employee Relations/Operations at SCM Corporation in New York City.

Jim loved sports and games – he played paddle tennis in NY and golf in both NY and Vero Beach. He served as President of Bent Pine Golf Club and was also a member of Quail Valley. He had wide and varied interests throughout the years, enjoying politics, stamp collecting, genealogical studies and bridge. He was a jazz and big band music enthusiast, collected 78RPM records and enjoyed local performances as a member of the Treasure Coast Jazz Society. A lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, he avidly watched their fortunes ebb and flow through the years, rarely missing a game.

A man known for his devotion to his family and many, many friends, he is survived by his wife, Judy, and children: Gail Gordon (Bob), Ted Balph, Barbara Jones (Greg) and granddaughter Hannah.

Please contact Jim’s family for service details.

Jim’s family wishes to thank everyone at Beach Haven, Willowbrooke Court, and VNA Hospice. The family requests any donations be made to VNA Hospice, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or the Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Avenue.


maryann redlinger

February 3, 2022, 6:11 pm

Dear Gail,

I am so sorry for your loss, it is never easy losing someone you loved so dearly. May all the beautiful memories you share with your family carry you through this difficult time.

Maryann Redlinger

Barbara Jones

February 3, 2022, 6:23 pm

The memorial service will be held in February 16 at 4:00pm at Community Church of Vero Beach.


February 3, 2022, 8:56 pm

Riqueza es ser buen hijo de buen padre. Que descanse en paz.

Sandra Drake

February 3, 2022, 9:34 pm

Dear Gail,

I m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. What a great guy! Always friendly and conversational, even with dorky high school kids. Please share my condolences with your mom and brother and sister.

Sandi (Aker) Drake

Beverly Fedorko-Ott

February 3, 2022, 11:07 pm

Gail I am so sorry to read of your father’s passing. May your memories and love carry you through this most difficult time.

Beth Roscoe

February 4, 2022, 2:14 am

Dear Gail,
I just this moment found out about your dad. He was a wonderful man, someone I was lucky enough to meet many,many years ago and had gotten to know over the years. It was always nice to see your family. Please send my condolences to your mom, Ted, Barbara and the rest of your family.

Paula Royak

February 4, 2022, 3:38 pm

Dear Gail,
So sorry for your devastating loss. Your father led a beautiful,long, life. What a blessing to have him for so many years. May you, your siblings and Mother remember all the good times. Our deepest sympathy. With love,
Paula and Jules


February 9, 2022, 5:49 pm

Hi Gail
I just saw on Facebook that you had lost your father read his past history and he sounded like a wonderful man from a great family
Sorry Gail,. Love and miss you

Debra Mullen

February 12, 2022, 2:02 am

Dear Gail,
Clay and I are sorry for the loss of your beloved Dad. What a lovely tribute the obit, he sounds like such a great man.
With sympathy and prayer,
Deb & Clay

Debra Mullen

February 12, 2022, 2:07 am

Dear Gail,
So sorry for the loss of your beloved dad. The obit is a lovely tribute, he sounds like great man who had accomplished much and a nice family too!
With sympathy,
Deb & Clay

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