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Conrad A.  Balliet 'cb'
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Obituary for Conrad A. Balliet 'cb'

Conrad A. Balliet ‘cb’, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on August 18, 2018. Father of Eddie, Karen (Mark Leeth), and Paul, grampa of Clara June (Marcio Mourao), great grampa to Leo, and fiancé to Arlene Reynolds. His wife Marion and daughter Jean predeceased him. Conrad spread his love of English and Irish literature and poetry over a 30 year tenure at Wittenberg University. Following his retirement, he hosted Conrad's Corner poetry on WYSO for 25 years, as well as a bimonthly meeting of local poets.

Conrad lived near Clifton with a “Yeats” tower attached to his house. He loved nature, and planted a pine forest, a wildflower trail, and restored a native prairie on 44 acres overlooking a lake. Conrad’s previous roles included "Staff Sergeant, student, high school teacher, college professor, scholar, world wanderer, friend, gentleman farmer, curmudgeon, codger, pilot, writer."

Please join cb's family for a “Celebration of Life” service at 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 30, at LITTLETON & RUE, 830 N. Limestone Street, Springfield, OH with Rev. Carol Gesalman officiating. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends beginning at 4:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in his memory to "WYSO poetry programming" or your favorite charity.


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Memorial Visitation

Thursday

30

Aug

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Celebration Of Life

Thursday

30

Aug

6:30 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503


Memorial Contribution

WYSO

150 E. South College St
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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