Ballingash, Anthony J., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on Monday, June 28, 2010, at St. Mary’s of Michigan at the age of 79 years. Anthony was born January 5, 1931, in Saginaw to the late Anthony S. and Cecelia (Graf) Ballingash. He served in the U.S. Army. Anthony married Ruth Canter June 20, 1959, she survives him. He owned and operated Shields Body Shop for over 40 years. He enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler and hunting. He loved wintering in Florida where he enjoyed picking strawberries. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Ruth; his children, Ann Ballingash and Greg Ballingash; grandchildren, Joshua, Jordan and Amanda; sisters, Eva Craig and Kathleen Sherman; and several nieces, nephews and other family members. He was predeceased by his siblings, Frank Ballingash, Cecelia Rolfe, Ann Leuenberger, Rita Kocsis, Kathryn Gilbert and Marie Franzel. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 1035 N. River Road. Fr. David Parsch will officiate with burial to follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at W.L. Case & Company, 201 N. Miller Road, on Wednesday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. where the family will gather at 7:00 p.m. for a prayer service. Friends may also call at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic church.