Albert S. Balogh – August 8, 1925 to August 15, 2013
Al, a native of Detroit, Michigan, grew up in the Delray community, a Hungarian neighborhood where he made lifelong friends. He was a graduate of Southwestern High School in Detroit. In high school, he was an athlete and a scholar, who remembered his Shakespeare long after graduation and played baseball on the Detroit Police team for more than 20 years.
He met his lovely wife Jonell while working at Cadillac and married her in 1946 when he returned from the war. After retiring from a 25 year career in the Detroit Police Force, he moved with his wife to Eldorado, Illinois, to be near her parents. After making many friends in Eldorado, they moved to Florida in 1980 and became happy residents of Jensen Beach where they loved the companionship, sea and sunshine. He has been a friend to many Jensen Beach residents, who became a part of his extended family. He was a loyal friend to those who knew him well.
Al was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, having flow on combat missions in Europe and Africa. One of his greatest honors was his recent Honor Flight to Washington DC. He has been a lifelong member of the VFW and has been a long time member of the Jensen Beach Community Church. He also enjoyed many a game of golf in Martin County.
Al was a wonderful friend, husband, father and grandfather. He leaves behind his wife Jonell, his son Kent Balogh and wife Mary Jane of Lewiston, MI, his son Kim Balogh and daughter-in-law Gloria of Tavares, FL, his daughter Lynn Maarouf and son-in-law David Maarouf of Friendswood, TX and his four grandsons: Derik Balogh of Wayne, MI, Tadd Balogh of Pennsboro, WV, Brooks Balogh of Orlando, FL and Tyler Balogh of Orlando, FL.
Al brought laughter to many during his time and made friends with nearly everyone he met. His life was about responsibility, family, friends, hard work and love of country, but he always found time to enjoy a beer with the gang. He kept his youthful curiosity, love of life and sense of humor until his final days.