Rash's Surname Index
Notes for Laura Jean CANDY
Laura Jean Candy Balderston passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at The Attleboro Nursing Home in Langhorne.
Born Oct. 26, 1921, she was the daughter of James Bentley Candy Jr., and Harriet Headley Candy.
Interestingly, Langhorne used to be known as "old Attleboro". Dr. James Bentley Candy arrived in 1863 and the family at one time owned a dental practice, florist & greenhouse, landscaping, residences and land from 135 N. Bellevue Avenue to the Langhorne Methodist Church. Dr. Candy was instrumental in the incorporation of Langhorne and was appointed by President Cleveland postmaster of Langhorne.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Balderston, a brother J. Bentley Candy, and a sister, Marjorie Rounsavill.
Jean is survived by two sons, Edward Balderston Jr. of Lancaster, husband of Jacqueline O. Balderston, and David L. Balderston of Langhorne.
A 1939 graduate of Langhorne Middletown High School, where she was an honors student, she was a retiree from Neshaminy School District.
She was an avid Phillies fan and listened to them on the radio for many years.
Jean was a lifelong Langhorne and Bucks County resident who loved the history of the area.
A lifelong republican, Jean held numerous political positions during elections and voted in every election for more than 50 years earning her entry into the Pennsylvania Voters Hall of Fame.
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