Catherine D. Balestra, age 81, died Saturday, December 24, 2011 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Lansdale. She had been in failing health.
Mrs. Balestra was preceded in death by her husband John G. Balestra in 1983. Born in Norristown she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Adeline (Simpson) Ryan. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Balestra was a longtime member of St. Stanislaus Church.
She is survived by her son Thomas A. Balestra of Telford, daughter Kathy M. Belcher and her husband Brian of Lansdale, brother Thomas Ryan of Lansdale and 6 grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by brothers Harry and William Smith and a sister Helen Zearfoss.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Thursday, December 29 at 11:00 AM at the Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home, 532 E. Main St, Lansdale, 19446, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM before the Service. Interment Lansdale Cemetery.