Brian D. Balbuena

Brian D. Balbuena - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY: Brian was called home to be with our Lord on April 3, 2022 at age 39.

Brian’s incredible legacy of LOVE and FAMILY will live on forever in the people he touched during his short time here with us.  Brian lived a courageous life of love, honesty and authenticity.  His quirky sense of humor was his and his alone.  Brian will be dearly missed by his Mother Tina Blanchard, Father Mark Balbuena (Ana), Brother Dustin Balbuena (Kati), Sister Amber Balbuena, Step Father Clarence Blanchard, Brother Shayne Blanchard, Brother Benjamin Blanchard, Grandmother Cheryle Kelly (James) and his very large family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  His work here is done, but we will carry on his legacy until we are together again.

Brian’s family would like to thank everyone for the love and caring support we have felt during this time.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to Camp Good Days and Special Times or Wilmot Cancer Center.  

Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the family home on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 1pm-5pm at 1648 Edgewood Ave, Rochester, NY  14618.

39 Condolences

  1. Kelly Slingerland on April 12, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    See you again someday soon little buddy. Uncle Kelly is always proud of you. All my love nephew.

    These pretzels are making me thirsty!

    • Heidi B on April 14, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      You were such amazing person . You will be missed so much by so many people

  2. Dawn Slingerland Jenkins on April 12, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love ya’ll

    • Tina on April 18, 2022 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you Dawn

  3. Cheryle Kelly on April 12, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Bri..I love you..Always have and Always will!! I am so looking forward to being with you again in the presence of our savior.. Big hugs and kisses from Nan💖💖💖

  4. Andrea Montante on April 12, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Brian has truly touched my heart in a way that I will remember always. He has the kindest soul and I will strive to be more like him! Until we meet again Brian………

  5. Pam on April 12, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Brian you will be missed dearly by everyone that has met you. May you rest in peace and know you will be loved forever. Fly High.

  6. Tiffany MacKinder on April 12, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Brian , You my friend will be greatly missed. Thank you for being a part of my life. Even though for only a short time, you made a huge impact on my heart. Rest peacefully until we meet again. I will Bring the Reese’s pieces

    • Tina on April 18, 2022 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you Tiffany

  7. Jean Moore on April 12, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Oh no Tina I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Please know that I will keep you in my thoughts as I know how devastated you must be to lose your son. Reach out any time. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

    • Tina on April 18, 2022 at 7:46 pm

      That you Jean

  8. Mary Coyle on April 12, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    So sorry for your Tina my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    • Tina on April 18, 2022 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you Mary

  9. Kim Lilly on April 12, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    My heart goes out to all who knew and loved Brian. There are no words that can express how sorry I am that he has lost his battle, but I do know there is comfort knowing he is Home and one day we will see his smiling face that always brought one to mine♥️ sending love to Tina and Family.

  10. Kellie Brvenik on April 12, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    My thoughts are with you during this time of loss, may you find comfort in the memories of good times shared!

    Love you Amber, Ari & Bryon!

    Hugs and kisses,
    💔 Kellie

    • Tina on April 18, 2022 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you Kellie

  11. Kim Slingerland Hisler on April 12, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Tina love yall and my thoughts and prayers are with you

    • Tina on April 18, 2022 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you Kim

  12. James Moloney on April 12, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Brian, you were an amazing person and will be greatly missed. The strength you showed this past year was more than most could handle. May God rest your soul and you be in eternal peace. It pleased me that you could walk your final days with your brothers and sisters, grandmother and your ever present mother. James

  13. Sean Schmale on April 13, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Tina and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss of Brian. I pray for comfort during this very difficult time.

    God Bless,

    Sean And Heather Schmale

    • Tina on April 18, 2022 at 12:02 am

      Thank you Sean

  14. Dwayne Burrwell on April 14, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Hey Bro, this still doesn’t feel real or right. I have spent so much time around you and I know of the battles that you have had since you were a kid. We’re linked because I’ve been through similar. I always thought that you were going to win. But I guess this battle was too much. I’m always going to cherish my time with you and I can’t wait to see you again when it’s my time. I love you bro and thank you for being my friend

  15. Shawntinae on April 14, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    I will never forget you I will always remember you you were always there for me threw some tough times always playing games and joking with me I will forever miss me.

  16. Zero Piazza on April 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Toughest guy I know. You fought like a champ for longer than anyone could have imagined. You touched so many peoples lives. We’ll see eachother again in heaven my friend.

  17. Tea Massaro on April 14, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    It just doesn’t seem real. I just talked to you a few weeks ago, and now you’re gone. Me and the girls will deeply miss you.

  18. Juliet Seeley on April 14, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss prayers for the family. God will be there for you and with you

  19. Jane Konarski on April 14, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I once hired Brian at Walmart in Henrietta Store 1619, so many years ago. In recent weeks Brian would reach out through facebook. It was one way we could all stay connected to those we once worked with. He was hopeful, and upbeat. He thought for sure he would beat this. Heaven sure has a lot of great people in God’s presence. I’m sure Brian’s work in Heaven is just beginning. Tight Hugs to all his family, and Brian will be surly missed. My Sincere Condolences to all effected.

  20. Sally Balbuena on April 14, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Cousin, we never really met but definitely knew of each other since we are family. I followed you on Facebook, as I do many of my family members, who live up north whom I don’t get to see much. You will be greatly missed but while you’re being missed down here I know you’re in a much better and happier place. Give Nana, Grandpa, Grandma Edy, and my Dad (your Uncle Joe) a huge hug for me and you guys keep watch over us. I love my many Angels.

  21. Katrina Rex (Detro) on April 15, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Tina, I am so sorry to hear that Brian has passed. Although I didn’t get to know Brian as an adult I followed his life on Facebook and he seemed to be a wonderful young man. I remember all that you and your family endured when Brian was first diagnosed as a very young child with the surgery he had to have and everything he had to go through at such a young age. I know he is at peace now and will once again be reunited with everyone that loves him. God bless all of you, I am planning on being at the memorial service in May, see you then I still love and care about you.

    • Tina on April 18, 2022 at 12:01 am

      Thank you Katrina

  22. Ian Diegelman on April 15, 2022 at 8:53 am

    My old friend I lost touch with, my sincere condolences to all the family, when we were young the memories I have, will never be forgot, you were always upstanding and your mood was exuberant in the face of uncertainty how is it our generation was put through these trials. My heart aches with this knowledge of your passing, but I look to our creator and ask him to take this grand sole and treat him as king. Brian you are a hero and a warrior.

  23. Jamie kolberg on April 15, 2022 at 11:28 am

    My deepest condolences to Brian’s family. Rest in Peace dear Brian.

  24. Bob Willmes on April 16, 2022 at 9:45 am

    Tina, I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  25. Tina on April 18, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Thank you Bob

  26. Bill Perry on April 18, 2022 at 5:55 am

    Hello family. Although I never met Brian I feel like I know because his dad Mark is a dear friend and coworker of mine and he often mentioned Brian. He really loved all his kids and Brian will surely be missed. My prayers go out to the entire family and the lord guide you through this period of sadness

  27. Debbie Charczuk on April 19, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Bri, when I looked into your eyes I saw honesty, love and all things that were good, even though I moved away I have a lot of fun memories when we were at Bob’s house, you always had the best outlook on things and helped me when I had the android phone! I know you’re hanging out with Uncle Sam and hopefully he’s making you laugh, your love for family always warmed my heart and I will miss you everyday until we meet again, all my love always Aunt Deb❤️

  28. Maria Marconi on April 20, 2022 at 6:09 am

    Tina – all of us at the School of Nursing are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Your son and the rest of your family are blessed to have you as their mother. Your devotion, care and love for your family will help all of you through this difficult time. With warm support and my sympathy,
    Dr, Maria Marconi

    • Tina on April 20, 2022 at 11:02 am

      Thank you Maria

  29. JOSE RADAM on May 21, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Brian “Bubbles” is one of the great person I have ever met. Great friend and I’m sorry we have lost touch after high school and working at Walmart. So many great memories and you will be miss. Prayers for the family.

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