Retired Police LT. Steven J. Balog, 78, of Piscataway, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2017 at his home, surrounded by the love of his wife and 2 children.
Born and raised in Piscataway, NJ to the late Steven, Sr. and Mary Balog, he attended St. John’s School in Dunellen, and graduated from Dunellen High School in 1958.
Mr. Balog went on to serve his country in the United States Army from 1959-1962 as a Military Policeman stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge, he joined the Plainfield Fire Department, before starting his career with the Piscataway Police Department and was a member of the PBA Local 93. Lt. Balog retired in 1994 after dedicating 32 years of service.
Steve enjoyed collecting and restoring ’49-’51 Mercurys . He raised racing pigeons for over 60 years and was a member of the Queen City Pigeon Club. Steve enjoyed eating sweets and providing others with them. Most of all, Mr. Balog enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends; especially his grandson Tyler.
Surviving are his beloved and caring wife of 53 years, Frances Ostaff Balog, his best friend and son, Steven J. Balog, III of Bedminster, NJ, loving daughter Francine Balog-Smith, son in law Thomas Smith and dearly loved Grandson Tyler Balog Smith of Flemington, NJ, his little sister Mary Ann Balog-Barton, and nieces Linda Cafro and Karen Lucey. Steve had a large number of extended family members and will deeply missed by many.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Piscataway Funeral Home, 18 Stelton Road, Piscataway.
Funeral services will begin with a prayer at 10:00am on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the funeral home with A Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30am at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Piscataway.
Committal prayers with military honors will follow at Resurrection Burial Park, Piscataway.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Balog’s memory to the Piscataway PBA Local 93. 555 Sidney Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854