YORK -- Michael Albert "Mike" Balbi, 83, of 5206 Golden Pond Drive, died March 4, 2008, at Pineville Rehab & Living Center.
He was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Caesar and Assunta Dioricio Balbi.
He was a professional accomplished artist, retired from Dupont after 35 years as a lithographer and PTL for 10 years. He attended Lake Wylie Christian Assembly in Lake Wylie, S.C., and was still painting at age 82.
Survivors are his wife of over 52 years, Mary Elizabeth Balbi; son, Michael Balbi of Fort Mill, S.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and David James of Crestview, Fla., Michelle and Mark Barrett of York, S.C.; grandchildren, Andrew Barrett, Corey Barrett, Charity Hubbard and husband Jeremiah, Rebecca Barberree and husband, Kevin; great-grandchildren, Lilly Hubbard, Destin Hubbard and twins, Liberty and Mercy Barberree.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Albert Balbi and Joseph Balbi.
The family will receive friends Saturday, March 8, 2008, 1 to 2 p.m. at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly in Lake Wylie.
Funeral services will be held today, March 8, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, with the Rev. Rufus Johnson and the Rev. Lewis Gunn officiating.
Memorials may be made to Lake Wylie Christian Assembly Church Youth Building Fund, 5766 Charlotte Hwy., Lake Wylie, SC 29710.
Condolence messages may be shared with the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Howell Funeral Home, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, N.C.