On April 13, 2021, Christian James Balcer was found deceased in his residence in Parker, Colorado. Christian was born in Belleville, Illinois June 5, 1972 to Mary (Dooley) and Terrance Balcer. He attended St. Elizabeth’s grade school in Granite City, Illinois and Seven Holy Founders School in Affton, Missouri. He enjoyed team sports from a very young age, such as soccer and was a catcher on a select baseball team during his years at Seven Holy Founders. He was accepted to St. Louis University High School obtaining his diploma and venturing to Denver, Colorado to attend Regis College (now Regis University).
Christian loved Colorado from the very first time he visited his uncle Marty, who had relocated to Colorado for business. Christian found the majestic mountains to be awe inspiring and uplifting. He especially enjoyed Keystone during outings with his children, his years snowboarding, and yearly visits with the Grover family. Christian enjoyed years of adult soccer, occasional golf and motorcycling. He also would help coach or umpire where ever he was needed for the kid’s soccer, lacrosse and softball games. He greatly enjoyed California trips to his Mom’s and Papa Jim’s and had a great fondness for Santa Cruz and the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
He had worked as an IT Manager for many years and most recently at Zion Engineering, until it closed permanently due to the Pandemic in late 2020.
Christian is pre-deceased by the late Terrance Balcer and Gary Wallace.
Christian is survived by his mother, Mary (James) Payne, his children Zoey, Alex, and Mazzy, all of Parker, Colorado, his half siblings Andrew and Michael Balcer of St. Louis, Missouri, Kris (Ben) and Kaden Mossman, Jennifer Sweeney of Parker, Colorado. His Grandparents, Martin (Helen) Dooley of Fairview Heights, Illinois, his Aunt Patricia (Bob) Gregory, Uncles Martin (Joan) Dooley of Timnath Colorado, and Daniel (Pam) Dooley of Morton Illinois. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and many friends from the SLUH years, Regis and from the years of being a “foodie” working in the restaurant/bar business. He loved the Ramones, Rockabilly, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Christian was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by many. In lieu of flowers a donation to an Alcohol Addiction treatment charity of your choice is appreciated. Heartfelt thanks to family friend, Suzanne Fastje, Deacon Pete McCann and the Parker Funeral Home.
Memorial - Saturday, April 24, 2021 a Memorial at the Parker Arts Culture & Events Center (PACE), 20000 Pikes Peak Av, Parker CO, will be held 1:00 – 4:30 PM. A Celebration of Life to follow at the Celtic House Pub, 16522 Keystone Blvd, Parker CO beginning at 5:00 PM.
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