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Joan Selda Balas, 92, Of Westport

Joan Selda Balas
Joan Selda Balas Photo Credit: Deborah Burnley

WESTPORT, Conn. – Joan Selda Balas, a resident of Westport, died Thursday, Feb. 25. She was 92.

Balas worked in administration and human resources for Standard Oil and Stauffer Chemical. After retirement, she traveled with her husband overseas and worked as a volunteer at International Executive Service Corps. During that time, she taught English language classes in neighboring communities.

She is survived by her husband, Alexander; daughters Barbara and her husband, Paul Reid, Cynthia and her husband Joseph Lyons, and Audrey; and her grandchildren, August, Alexander, Kerri, Kendall, and Paige.

She was predeceased by her brother, John P. Selda.

Services will be held in Christ and Holy Trinity Church, on Monday, March 7, at 11 a.m. Her body will be interred at Christ and Holy Trinity Cemetery.

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