age 84, passed away Thursday evening, November 5, 2020 in Petosky MI. He was born on August 20, 1936 in Chicago IL, son of Paul and Stephanie (Dzurnik) Ballay. Ed retired from Suburban Mechanical as a Master Plumber, in 1997. Ed and wife Joyce moved to Key West FL to pursue commercial fishing year round. Later, returning to Kalamazoo to enjoy family, friends and fishing in the Great Lakes area. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce, a son Brian Wiggins, son-in-law, Ted Louis, two brothers, Paul and Joe Ballay, brother-in-law, Jerry Oatman and two nephews, Tony Julian and Glen Moss. Surviving are two daughters, Christine Louis of Las Vegas NV, Cheryl Smith and her husband Patrick of Gilbert AZ, and daughter-in-law, Lori Wiggins of Kalamazoo MI. Also surviving are three sisters, Emily Kubin, Francis Wagner and Illene Oatman, as well as six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date, to be determined.