In Memory

John Balian

John Alexander Balian was born in Pasadena, California on January 7, 1959 and passed away at his Temple City residence on August 8, 2016. John was the eldest of four children born to the late RoseMarie and Jack Balian. At a young age John began his career at Balian Ice Cream Company, Los Angeles where he worked for many years. John enjoyed backgammon, photography, cooking, art and most of all spending time with family and friends. John is survived by his son Jack; brothers George, Alexander and Frederick; sisters-in-law Rebecca, Nicole and Laurice; nieces and nephews Michelle, Zachary, Blake, Ashley, Autumn and Gavin; and long-time companion Maria Perez. Your generous heart and spirit will be missed. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, at St. Anne Melkite Greek Cathedral, North Hollywood, CA. - See more at:

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04/29/17 07:05 AM #1    

Daniel Ajamian

I knew John and all of his brothers - all four at Muir simultaneously, each one grade apart.  I recall his brand new Monte Carlo!

For several years after high school, I would see John at the mansion during the Christmas season.  I recall him as someone who really enjoyed life in the most positive and healthy sense of the term.

God bless the family.

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