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Joseph "Jay" Balaguer, III

Joseph “Jay” Balaguer III, age 58, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Born in Wilmington, DE, Jay was the son of the Joseph Balaguer and the late Carol (Hughes) Balaguer.  He was a graduate of Dickinson High School and attended Goldey Beacom College.  For 14 years, he was an account manager for Coca-Cola.  He was very active with Midway Little League and was an avid Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles fan.  The Caribbean was his favorite vacation spot.

Jay will be dearly missed by his wife of seven years, Janice (DiStefano) Balaguer; his son, Joseph “Jack" Balaguer IV of Wilmington; his stepson, Andrew Sparco of Newark; his father, Joseph Balaguer, Jr. of Wilmington; his sister, Amanda Balaguer of Wilmington; and his brother, Luke Balaguer of Rehoboth Beach.

A Memorial service will be held on Friday, March 22nd at 11 AM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where friends and family are invited to visitation after 10 AM.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Midway Little League, 55 S. Meadowood Drive, Newark, DE 19711.  Condolences may be made by visiting MealeyFuneralHomes.com
 

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Submitted by Michele R. Evans on
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My heart goes out to you Janice, and all of your families with the deepest sympathy. Jay is now in peace surrounded by God’s love. May God continue to comfort all of you, forever Michele

Submitted by Michele R. Evans on
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My heart goes out to you Janice, and all of your families with the deepest sympathy. Jay is now in peace surrounded by God’s love. May God continue to comfort all of you, forever Michele

Submitted by sherry on
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Deepest condolences for your loss. May your family find comfort in the scriptural hope found at Revelation 21:4:"..death will be no more.., the former things have passed away."

Submitted by Nancy on
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I am very sorry to read of the untimely passing of your loved one, Joseph. He will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him. Your family has lost someone very near and dear to their hearts. Please strive to take one day at a time, for you may not know what benefit or encouragement a new day will bring. Please know too, that Our Heavenly Father is here for your family as well. He is so because he truly "cares for you." (1Peter 5:7) May each passing day get a little easier as life returns to normal.

Submitted by Jerry Swarter on
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Dear Janice,I was so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Submitted by Rosetta Foster on
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I am so sorry for your loss. The death of a loved one is always hurtful. The Bible is a book of comfort. It reassures us that God cares. May the God of all comfort be with you and your Family at this time. (2 Corinthians 1:2-4).

Submitted by Mary on
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Janice, My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this sad occasion may you find peace within your heart and know he will always be with you if there’s anything you’d need let me know. love Mary

Submitted by Mary and Al on
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Janice. We are sorry for your loss. Jay will be forever with you. In all the wonderful memories you made together. May you find peace.