Russell P. Balunis Obituary

Russell P.  Balunis
Russell P. Balunis

February 18, 1940 - October 9, 2018
Born in Somerville, New Jersey
Resided in Flemington, New Jersey



Russell P. Balunis

78, died October 9, 2018.

Russell was born and raised in Somerville and formerly of Branchburg before moving to Raritan Township in 2017. He was a Somerville High School graduate class of 1957. Russell worked for George Schofield Company before owning and operating Balunis Enterprises and Duralite Sales for over 25 years, retiring in 2015. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Russell was a member of the Somerville Fire Department Engine Co. #1 for over 50 years and had served as past president. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Bridgewater and a lifetime member of the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068. He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Three Bridges serving as a Eucharistic Minister and was a building coordinator for religious classes. In his spare time, Russell enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren who were the joy of his life. He will be sadly missed by all.

He is predeceased by his brother Melvin Balunis and two sisters Romaine Trombadore and Patricia Lauler.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years Evelyn (Becker) Balunis, two sons Patrick and his wife Nancy and Russell Jr., a brother Donald and his wife Betty, and three grandchildren Brady, Loren, and Rachel.

Prayers will be said 10am Monday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville followed by a 11am mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 105 Summer Rd, Three Bridges. Interment will be held at a later date at William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown.

Visitation will be 2-4pm and 7-9pm Sunday with a fireman service at 3pm at the funeral home.

Donations can be made to Somerville Fire Department Engine Co. #1, 170 E Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.To send condolences to the family, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Sunday, October 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
105 Summer Road
Three Bridges, NJ US 08844
Monday, October 15, 2018
11:00 AM


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