David Balades (April 1936 – May 2023)

David Balades (April 1936 – May 2023)

David Balades died peacefully at age 87 at his home surrounded by family on Sunday May 14, 2023. He was loved and cared for by his son Kenny Balades, his son Chris Balades and daughter in law Raeanna Balades. His 3 grandsons Randy Balades, Cody Balades, Brad Balades, and his granddaughter Tayler Balades. His 4 great grandchildren. He is survived by his four sisters Helen Torres of Camarillo, Peggy Nava of Oxnard, Virgina Valenzuela of Oxnard, Susan Balades of Santa Paula. He was preceded in death by sister Rita Misale, sister Connie Chaigres, sister Rose Magana, sister Hope Montanez, sister Della Bravo, sister Maria Ortega, brother Gilbert Balades, brother Marcelino Balades. David was born on April 9, 1936, in Oxnard CA.

After graduating from Oxnard High School, he served in the U.S Army. He married Helen Sanchez of Fillmore on April 4, 1959. David worked for General Motors in Van Nuys for 30 years and retired at the age of 50. He also attended New One Harvest Church in Ojai regularly where he made many friends and became more like family. David donated his time to help those in need of things like food, clothing, or prayer. Always ready for fellowship as far as Jamaica. David’s greatest strength was never to fear, always pressing forward even through the toughest storms that life may bring. David loved spending time with his two boys and grandchildren.

David will be deeply missed, now we lay him to rest so he may carry out his greatest journey to heaven. Rest in Paradise our angel.

Services for David Balades will be held at Perez Family Mortuary in Fillmore CA at 11:00 A.M. Celebration of life will be following.

Written by granddaughter, Tayler Balades.