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Bruce Allen Balton

Published on October 16, 2013

Bruce Allen Balton of Milford, PA died unexpectedly at his home on October 4, 2013. He was 56.

He was a loving husband, father brother, uncle, and best friend to all of us.

Bruce was born May 17, 1957 in Queens, NY to the late Albert and Theresa Malin Balton. He lived in Brooklyn and then New Hyde Park, NY where he graduated from New Hyde Park Memorial High School.

Bruce married Terry Elizabeth Kenneally Balton 27 years ago on July 19, 1986. They moved to Dingman Township 25 years ago, recently rebuilding their home that was lost to a fire two years ago. They had two children, Ryan Shawn, 24, and Dustin Patrick, 22.

Bruce briefly attended the New York Institute of Technology and began working as a freelance camera motion and lighting technician in the film and television industry. Bruce worked on thousands of television shows and films around the world. He won an Emmy Award in 1993 as a camera crane operator on the HBO Boxing show “In This Corner,” and he received Emmy nominations as a camera jib operator on the Grammy Awards in 2003 and the Tony Awards in 2009.

Bruce was a former member of the Milford Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the International Cinematographers Guild – International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 600 and the National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians (NABET).

In addition to his wife and two children, Bruce is survived by brothers Christopher, Michael and Robert; sister Lori; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a celebration of Bruce’s life open to the public at the Dingmans Ferry United Methodist Church at 115 Myck Rd. in Dingmans Ferry on Sunday, October 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations for a bench or streetlight to be installed in Milford in memory of Bruce and his parents, who were residents of Milford Borough. Donations can be made payable to the 501(c)3 non-profit “Milford Enhancement Committee” and sent to The Baltons, PO Box 68, Milford, PA 18337.