Lansing, NY

Christopher M. Balog, of Lansing, passed away unexpectedly on January 5, 2018 at the age of 50. Born November 7, 1967 in Urbana, IL Chris was the middle son of the late Charles D. Balog, Sr. and Jolan Papp Balog, who survives him.   Chris was a graduate of Lansing Central High School and had been employed as a mechanic at various locations over the years.  He had spent some time living in Phoenix, AZ, but returned to Lansing to be near his family, whom he was devoted to.  Chris had a generous heart and was always quick to help family and friends.  He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.  In addition to his mother, Chris is survived by his brothers, Charles “Buddy” Balog Sr. (Stacey) of Auburn, Chad Balog (Lori) of Auburn; a niece, Gabi Balog; nephews, Zach & Nick Balog, all of Auburn; an aunt, Carolyn Waite (Richard) of Zanesville, OH; an uncle, Alex Papp (Angela) of Florida; and his beloved dog, Scooter. Family will be present to receive friends from 4-6pm, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY.  A funeral service, officiated by Steven Lehr, will begin at 6pm.  Burial at Sharon Cemetery, Caldwell, Ohio, will be at 1 pm, Friday, January 12, 2018.