Katherine G. Balik, 88, of New Alexandria, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at UPMC Seneca Manor, Verona . She was born Nov. 25, 1921, in Oliver , Pa. , a daughter of the late Andrew Gallik and Veronica Stefanik. Katherine retired from Torrance State Hospital . She was a member of St. James Catholic Church of New Alexandria and its Altar and Rosary Society. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, John J. Balik, in 2005; two brothers, Andrew and John; and a sister, Mary. She is survived by her two sons, John M. Balik, of Penn Hills, and James A. Balik, of Allison Park; two sisters, Margaret Bailey, of Philadelphia, and Ann Hawanchak, of Latrobe RD No. 5; and several nieces and nephews. There are four grandchildren. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington Streets in New Alexandria. www.newhousefuneralhome.com. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. James Catholic Church of New Alexandria with Monsignor Lawrence T. Persico officiating. Burial in St. Vincent Cemetery , Unity Township.
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