Age 82, of DeWitt, Michigan, passed away on May 6, 2015. He was born in Bay City, MI on May 9, 1932 to Leo, Sr. and Victoria Balcer. He was a member of St. Mary Cathedral and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force, and met his wife while serving his country. Leo graduated from Michigan State University with a BA degree, and was a Graphic Designer with the State of Michigan. He had a lifelong passion for entertaining and playing the accordion which gave him such joy!
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Pauline M.; children, Bill (Donna) Balcer of Redondo Beach, CA and Lisa (Mark) Levandowski of Lansing; and grandchildren, Brett, Chris, Janek, Alina and Stephen. Also surviving are many extended family members. He was preceded in death by a son, Bob, and siblings Victor, Ted, Barney, Evelyn, Sally, and Leona.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. Mary Cathedral, with The Rev. Msgr. Bernard Reilly as Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the charity of one’s choice.