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Monday, March 12, 2007

In memoriam - Bob Balut

I took this from the NEC web site and am just running part of it including the donations request at the bottom. Bob was 32..and a former SID at Wagner. Well liked and respected. Ridiculous he should pass away so young.

Bob Balut, the Northeast Conference Assistant Director of Communications, passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 6th after a long battle with colon cancer.

Born in Edison, NJ, the 32-year old, known for his energy and passion for his work, began his tenure with the NEC in November, 2003. He was the league's media contact for football, women's basketball and softball, organized numerous championships and played a key role in the relaunch of the conference website.

Bob's long history with the NEC included a six-year stint at Wagner College, including four as the school's Sports Information Director from 1999-03.

Bob graduated from South Carolina, where he holds a bachelor of science degree in Sport Administration, in 1997.

One of Bob's greatest passions was rooting for Rutgers football. A diehard fan since childhood, he basked in the glow of the team's success this past season. He was also a huge fan of the New York Mets and New York Giants ( I liked him in spite of this).

Bob is survived by his wife, Erica and their son, Aidan Robert, who will turn two years old on March 27th.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bob's honor to:

Aidan Robert Balut Scholarship Fund:
c/o PNC Bank,
Church and Greentree Road,
Marlton, N.J. 08053


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