Edward Baloian Obituary

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Mr. Edward P Baloian

September 29, 1921 - August 2, 2014
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EDWARD PAUL BALOIAN Edward Paul Baloian was born on September 29, 1921, to Charles and Baidzar Baloian. His parents emigrated from Armenia to the United States and made their home in Fresno, where Ed was born. Ed graduated from Fresno High School and worked with his father in farming and distributing local fruits and vegetables. In 1942, Ed married the love of his life, Dorothy Neola Hicks. Soon after, Ed was drafted into the United States Army and served our country in World War II. As he was deployed in the European Theatre, Ed and Dorothy welcomed their first child, Joyce, in 1943. Their two sons, Bruce and Timothy, were born...
EDWARD PAUL BALOIAN

Edward Paul Baloian was born on September 29, 1921, to Charles and Baidzar Baloian.

His parents emigrated from Armenia to the United States and made their home in Fresno, where Ed was born. Ed graduated from Fresno High School and worked with his father in farming and distributing local fruits and vegetables. In 1942, Ed married the love of his life, Dorothy Neola Hicks.

Soon after, Ed was drafted into the United States Army and served our country in World War II. As he was deployed in the European Theatre, Ed and Dorothy welcomed their first child, Joyce, in 1943. Their two sons, Bruce and Timothy, were born later to complete their family.

Upon Ed's return to Fresno, and with his father and brother Jim, they formed the Charles Baloian Company, distributing produce. Their business grew and became one of the largest wholesalers of fruits and vegetables in the state. In 1965, Ed created Pam-Pak Distributors, Inc., representing grower merchandise all over the United States and Canada.

During this time, Ed started farming the produce he shipped. In 1986, Ed and his son Timothy started Baloian Packing Company, Inc. His hard work and leadership created this company to ship fresh vegetables all over the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Ed loved growing and distributing fresh, high quality vegetables knowing that he created good food for people to eat and enjoy.Ed loved the Lord and he served Him diligently.

Ed was a faithful member of People's Church.

Ed also appreciated giving back to the community and he participated in Northwest Fresno Rotary for several years. Ed loved flying and was ready to fly anyone, to anyplace, at anytime. More than flying he enjoyed his family, including his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was influential in each of their lives. Ed entered heavenly glory on August 2, 2014.

Ed is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Baidzar, brother Jim, and sister Irene Manselian.

Ed is survived by his wife Dorothy; his children, Joyce Markarian and her husband Robert; Bruce and his wife Karin; and Timothy and his wife Barbara. Ed is survived by his grandchildren: Jennifer Markarian, Matt Markarian, Jill Kahrimanian, Jacob Baloian, Peter Baloian, Jon Baloian, Elise Baloian, Emily Baloian-Martinez, Julie Baloian-Grabe, and Melissa Baloian Sahatjian. Many great-grandchildren also survive Ed.

Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held at the G.L. Johnson Chapel at the People's Church on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Remembrances be made to Seeds in His Garden, PO Box 919, Seaside, CA 93955, or Fresno Rescue Mission, PO Box 1422, Fresno, CA 93716-1422, (559) 268-0839.

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"I have seen Mr. Baloian almost every day for the last two years as he and my Mom reside in the same home. My entire family loved the shadow box pictures..." Terry Meehan (Fresno)

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