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Steve Balhorn

Steve Balhorn

STEPHAN S. BALLHORN: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - May 3, 1991


STEPHAN S. BALLHORN, 46, of Tampa died of natural causes April 22 at home. A native of Milwaukee, he had lived in the Tampa Bay area three years. He was a warehouse foreman. He is survived by one brother, George of Milwaukee. Suncoast Cremation Society, Tampa.

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12/20/16 04:22 PM #1    

Pete Daggett

Thank you to whoever posted this, 

I did not have a lot of friends in High School but I counted Steve as one. He was an independent spirit. 

12/21/16 10:54 AM #2    

David Stearns


I found that just before our last reunion in 2012.  Steve was a friend of mine too - maybe not the closest, but we hung out together on numerous occasions.  One time we went up north to our cottage on Found Lake near St. Germain. Jon Bartlett and Rick Shapiro were along.  We were going to drive to Eagle River and hit the taverns in Jon's old car (Mercury or Hudson??). We took the back roads and he missed a sharp curve and we landed in a swamp.  The car started sinking and we all jumped out. Fortunately, it didn't sink too far and we were able to walk back and get a tow truck to pull it out.  Jon said he just wasn't familiar with the road which was an understatement.  We had fun, tho.  Sad about Steve dying so young.  

David Stearns

12/21/16 03:39 PM #3    

Michael Cleveland

Anybody else remember the "ghoul poets" and bootleg candy bars?

12/21/16 08:50 PM #4    

Bruce Bendinger

I remember - El Shade. 


12/22/16 12:36 AM #5    

Robert Austin Bealmear

I remember. I've never seen a "Pay Day" since then I didn't think of El Shade. What a character. I didn't know he had died so young, what a shame. How are you Michael? What have you been doing? Zoot, what's new in Chicago?

Bob Bealmear

12/22/16 07:11 AM #6    

Michael Gordy

I ate Paydays for years afterwards, largely because Steve's 'persuasive' selling technique (built largely on a fake/humorous intimidatory style that was quite funny) had made me buy so many from him that I became an addict. Steve was one of the few among us who had no qualms about showing a healthy scepticism of authority, especially when that authority was exercised by a principal who announced, "Athaletics is real important to we teachers".

12/23/16 12:54 AM #7    

Michael Cleveland

Bob, I'm still in Ban Mae Thoei, Thailand, with ducks, chickens and an organic garden. I remember being banned from the school bus to basketball away games because the girls objected to the ghoul poetry.

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