March 29, 1992 - October 10, 2022
Daniel James Ballas of Yorba Linda, CA, age 30, passed away unexpectedly on
Monday, October 10, 2022. He was born on March 29, 1992, in Fullerton, CA,
son of John Demetrius Ballas III and Angela E. (Jemsek) Ballas.
Daniel was an inspiration to others and touched the lives of all who knew him. He
enjoyed the company of his family and friends more than anything. Daniel found
pure joy in life’s most simple pleasures. He loved music, going for walks and
outings with friends, watching movies and sing-alongs, and laughing with loved
ones. Daniel will be remembered for his contagious smile, unique sounds, and
Daniel is preceded by his grandparents John D. Ballas Jr., Dr. John J. Jemsek,
and Marijane E. (Robertson) Jemsek. Daniel is survived by his parents John D.
Ballas III and Angela E. (Jemsek) Ballas, sister Jennette M. (Ballas) Romney and
her husband Michael D. Romney, sister Elizabeth C. (Ballas) Ridenour and her
husband Alan N. Ridenour, brother John D. Ballas IV and his wife Heather C.
(Hefner) Ballas, grandmother Colleen R. (Frawley) Ballas, several nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless other loved ones.
A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Richard Delahunty and Fr. Seamus
Glynn on Thursday, November 3 at 10:30am at St. Martin de Porres Catholic
Church, 19767 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886. There will be a
reception at the church hall following the funeral mass.
To capture special memories and stories of Daniel, the family has created an
online memory book to preserve these stories and the impact he had on others.
Messages and photos can be shared at https://memories-of-daniel-ballas.fromabirdie.com/contribute
In remembrance of Daniel’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be
made to the YMCA of Orange County, Community Services (Inclusion & New
Horizons) Annual Campaign (https://ymcaoc.org/member-link/#/donate/) and
Clear Motivations, Adult Day Program
St Martin de Porres Catholic Church
19767 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Richard Delahunty and Fr. Seamus Glynn on Thursday, November 3 at 10:30am at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 19767 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886. There will be a reception at the church hall following the funeral mass.