June 18, 1951 ~ June 20, 2015

Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

David C. Balsick, 64, passed away June 20, 2015. Survived by his wife, Fe Ana Balsick; daughter, Krista Balsick of Denver and Krista's mother, Deb Balsick of Pueblo; stepdaughter, Laura Kaye Brooks (fiancé James Jeka) of Colorado Springs; brother, Mark Balsick of Pueblo; niece and nephews, Heather Balsick-Hasenack, Andrew Balsick and Brandon Balsick. In addition to his close-knit family, Dave's St. Bernard Thumper and exotic birds were very dear to him. Preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Doris Balsick; brother, Ricky Balsick; and stepson, Richard Brooks. Dave was born June 18, 1951, in Pueblo, and was a proud member of the East High School Class of 1969. Co-Owner and telecommunications engineer of Mountain Communications, PageMe and WDSL. Dave was a life member of American Radio Relay League, past president of Pueblo Ham Club, fellow of Radio Club of America, member of Pueblo Municipal Shooters and NRA, last but not least, founding member and tireless worker of the Bessemer Association for Neighborhood Development. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. July 18, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers memorials may be made to Pueblo Zoo Foundation through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences www.MontgomerySteward.com.

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  1. We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of a very good friend! We are praying for all his family and many, many friends who will morn his passing…as we all will miss his great smile and laugh…and his “jokes.” on us mainly!

    Marty, Annette and Andrew Tressell

  2. With a heavy heart I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this very remarkable man. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My heart goes out to all of his family.May all of the your happy memories of Dave aid in healing your hearts.

  4. My deepest condolences go out to all of You on hearing of Dave’s passing. He was an incredible Man, remembering those fond memories will hopefully provide comfort and inspire strength during these rough times.

    My thoughts are with you all!

  5. I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful individual. The entire family has been in my thoughts and prayers for the past few weeks and you all remain in my thoughts and prayers. As a member of the East High School Class of ’69, we, as well as the entire City of Pueblo, have lost a wonderful person! We all need to get through this difficult time by remembering and sharing the happy times spent together. Dave always had a smile on his face and always tried to look at the bright side of life. He had his share of health issues over the past few years, but trudged through it all, except for this last issue. He will be missed by many people. Rest in peace now, Dave.

  6. Unbelievably sad and shocking to get the call from Fe Ana yesterday. My thoughts are with everyone. Fe Ana, Mark, Deb, Krista, Marvin, and even Howard, Nancy and Terry. Lots of great times with everyone for many, many years. Since 1973 for me, wow! Happy thoughts and big hugs.

  7. I am sorry for your loss Fe Ana, he was a great guy and I will miss him tremendously, he was a big help in keeping track of fellow students, he’d find some and I would find some and tell him about them. So we both kept track of everyone. You will be missed, Dave, at least you aren’t suffering anymore, you had more than your share of illnesses. God bless you, Fe Ana, Love you both. RIP, Dave.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. He was such a sweet, kind, generous man. Love to all of his family. From Ruth and Mike Nerenberg

  9. We are so heartbroken over the loss of this great man. He loved his family, his pet-babies and his community. He will be sorely missed. Sending love and hugs…….

  10. I am so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. I was shocked to hear when I called Deb earlier today. Dave was my customer and a great resource for me with all his experience in the field of radios! He taught me a lot. I will miss our long conversations about life, work and his family. God Bless!
    Mary Clark/Tessco Technologies

  11. My condolences go out to the Balsick family. Dave will be greatly missed. I worked in the telecommunications field with the Balsick family since 1985 and I have many great memories of radio site visits, chatting on the telephone, having business lunches and resolving interference issues. Dave was very methodical about RF issues and always had a solution for any given problem. Also, he was very grateful and thankful for his family and friends. God Bless!

  12. My heart is broken over the loss of this wonderful man. He did such wonderful work while serving on the Board of Directors at NeighborWorks and it was such an honor to get to know him over the past 10 years while I worked there. His love for animals and passion for the community will certainly be greatly missed. God Bless you Fe Ana, my prayers go out to you and the family.

    Love,

    Rita

  13. I knew David from high school… What a great individual. God speed, and condolences to the family.. Our prayers are with you.

  14. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Dave when he was with the City of Pueblo. He was a great employee and a great person.

  15. I did not know Dave well, but I did admire him and enjoyed him with the big bird on his shoulder at the blessing of the animals at First Church. My heart and prayers are with you all.

  16. Our condolences to Fe Ana and the Balsick family from Wisconsin. We had a marvelous visit at the Balsick Family Reunion in March 2015. We are so sad to hear of David’s passing. He even showed us the engine in my icon (73 years later). A reunion pic is at: http://balsick.central58.org/a

  17. I loved this guy. I can’t believe he’s gone. Such a great “radio” guy, Bessemer and Pueblo supporter. What a loss to our community. My compassionate, best wishes to his family.

  18. Dave was an East High classmate of mine. It was a pleasure to have known him. Thinking about Dave recently, it occurred that if I was asked to name someone who was not only a decent human being but “a genuinely nice guy,” that would be Dave. I’ll regret not being able to see him again, and my condolences to his family.

  19. To this day, still one of the best laughs…simply infectious and no matter what you were feeling, he could make you smile and before you knew it were laughing out loud!!

    Mom (Nancy), Dad (Terry) & Howard…quit hogging all the good rum as Dave has joined the party in heaven!!! 🙂

  20. Fe Ana, I am so sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. My heart goes out to you my dear friend. So many people benefited from Dave’s kindness and generosity. I especially loved his feisty spirit and the way he made you laugh. Dave will be missed by so many — keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  21. To this day, still one of the best laughs…simply infectious and no matter what you were feeling, he could make you smile and before you knew it were laughing out loud!!

    Mom (Nancy), Dad (Terry) & Howard…quit hogging all the good rum as Dave has joined the party in heaven!!! 🙂

  22. My heartfelt condolences to Dave’s family. He always had a kind word and smile when I would see him. God be with you all.

  23. Dave was a very good man with a beautiful soul. It was always a blessing when his name came up on the caller ID, and I was happy to stop the clock so we could chat about life and kids and animals and everything else. While I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing, I am truly grateful that I got to know Dave as a friend.

  24. A greater soul cannot be found. Audrey and I are both grieving and send along our deepest condolences. Dave was a good friend and wonderful man. The club and Pueblo are poorer for our loss. God bless, partner. Happy Trails to you until we meet again.

  25. I had known Dave for Many Many years, since before he had the Lafayette Radio store in Pueblo. He was a fellow Ham Radio Operator, WBDMQ, and a business associate with Mountain Communications. Dave was a WONDERFUL man. He would always help anyone who needed help. My deepest condolences go out to Fay Ana, brother Mark and other family members. God Bless you all..

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