It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our long time member and friend from the Adirondack Lodges Homeowners Association Harry Balz passed away earlier today, November 5, 2014, following a brief hospitalization. Harry was always present at our Annual Conference and training events with a warm smile, kind words and very supportive of this organization and the industry. Our deepest sympathies to Harry’s wife Elaine and the other members of their family.
Harry was not only an active member of the ALHA Community, but he was very involved with other organizations in the North Country. Harry served as the Chairman of the Town of Horicon Planning Board and Clerk of “The Works” on several Horicon building projects. He donated his time and expertise to the North Warren Central School as “District Facilities Consultant.” He was also a volunteer fireman. Harry was a member of the Washington, Saratoga, Warren, Hamilton and Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). In addition to the BOCES Board, he also served on the North Warren Central School Board. His many contributions the ALHA Community included overseeing the refurbishment of the plaza at the beach front, his perseverance to successfully bring the boat channel dredging projection to fruition, and the construction of several garage buildings on the campus. Prior to relocating to Adirondack, Harry worked in construction for 45 years, the last 25 of which were spent as Vice President and Chief Engineer of a major Long Island based contractor, Guy Pratt, Inc.
Harry will be greatly missed by his family, friends, the ALHA community and Rural Water.