Harry Balke Jr., 82

Harry Balke Jr., 82, died Dec. 6 in Fort Myers, Fla.

Balke was the business manager of Harry Balke Engineers in Cincinnati, was a partner in Shilling-Smith, Balke and Robinson Architects and Balke Enterprises. He was a 50 year member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Cincinnati and a member of the Cincinnati Shrine. He was a founding member of the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife Marian Porter Balke of 55 years, children Harry (Pam) Balke III, James (Pam) Bently Balke and Holly Browning, grandchildren Harry IV, Alex, Sean, Maura (Robbie), Tara and Bryce Balke, Matthew Browning and great-granddaughter Kairi Strickland.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harry Albert Balke Sr., and Della Wilson Balke and brother Kenneth Wilson Balke.

Services to be held at a later date in Williamsburg. Memorials to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.