Mr. Balucating was born Feb. 4, 1936. He worked as the bookkeeper for the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago prior to retirement.

He was the husband of Gertrude Soriano Balucating; the father of Arnold (Susan), Alex (Claudia), Apollo, Alain (Brenda), Amory (Jackie), Allan (Karla), Gay May (Fritz) and Grace (Jeremy); the grandfather of 14; the great-grandfather of one; and the brother of five.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 16 at St. Mary Church in Riverside.

Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home, Riverside, handled arrangements.