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Kenneth S. Balutis, age 69, passed away on February 17, 2017 at Mass. General Hospital with his loving daughter Kristen Dynia at his side.
Ken was born on December 1, 1947 to George and Susan (Istvan) Balutis, and was raised and educated in Bethlehem, Pa. After high school, Ken enlisted in the Naval Reserves where he received an Honorable Discharge in June 1972. Upon his discharge he was employed by Bethlehem Steel for over 25 years before retiring and moving to Salem. Ken was predeceased by his beloved wife, Renee (Hagenbuch) with whom he had shared 30 years of marriage.

Ken and Renee Balutis had one child, Kristen Dynia, of Salem. Twelve years ago, Ken moved to Salem to live with his daughter, Kristen Dynia and her husband, Chris. Shortly after his move to Salem, he was graced with becoming a grandfather to his much loved Riley Dynia. Anyone that knew Ken, knew that Riley, was the apple of her “Pop Pop’s” life. Ken lived with Kristen, Chris and Riley for the entire time he resided in Salem where he made many friends in the neighborhood.
No services will be held at this time. The family will reunite Ken with his beloved wife at the Cedar Hill Memorial Park, 1100 Airport Road, Allentown, Pa. at a later date. In Ken’s memory, donations may be made to the Salem Veteran’s Office, 5 Broad Street, Salem. Arrangements by Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, MA 01970. For additional information or online guestbook please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com or call 978-744-0497.
Published on  February 23, 2017
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