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Ballow, Robert E.

November 30, 1982 –
 October 14, 2013


A celebration of Life for Robert Edward Ballow will be held at 4:00 P.M., Friday, October 18, 2013 at ARIA Memorial Chapel in Dallas. Mr. Ballow passed away on October 14, 2013 in Plano.  He was born on November 30, 1982 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He attended Jesuit High School, Mary Grimes, UNT – Denton, and Collin College.  He worked at Quik Trip as an Assistant Manager.  Robert enjoyed gourmet cooking, traveling, and loved the cinema. Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Jennifer Lea Ballow of Dallas; mother, Pamela Greiner Ballow of Carrollton, sister Katherine Allen and her husband Craig Allen of Bedford, step-children Logan Tremblay of California and Sydney Tremblay of Wisconsin, Grandmother Joan Greiner of Dallas, and his four beloved dogs Turbo, Rowdy, Quincy, and Biscuit. He has left us too soon, but has joined his Grandfather Robert Greiner and his father-in-law Scott Smith in watching over those that he left behind. Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252 214-306-6700

    Steve Thiac
    16 Oct 2013

    Jennifer and Family,

    You are in my thought and prayers. May your wonderful memories help you smile and carry you through this extremely difficult time. Your friends are always here for you.

    Steve Thiac

    Talitha Thomas
    16 Oct 2013

    My heartfelt sympathy goes to you and your family during this time. I pray for peace to embrace you and for the memories you have of Rob to bring a rainbow during this time of rain. My deepest condolences Jennifer.

    Margaret Bell
    16 Oct 2013

    Jennifer-My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Sudden loss of loved ones are always filled
    with shock, great sorrow and so many questions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if there is is anything I can do for you during this difficult. Your friends are here for you.
    Margaret Bell

    Thomas and Nancy Tremblay
    17 Oct 2013

    Jennifer and Family,

    We are saddened to know what you are going through. You are in our thoughts and prayers as always. We are certainly here if you need us.


    Thom and Nancy & family

    Emily Kendall
    17 Oct 2013

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

    christine haskins
    18 Oct 2013

    There are no words that can comfort you when you lose a child. You are in my thoughts. Please call if I can do anything for you. I know this is crazy however your dogs will be a great sorce of comfort and strength. christine

    Doug Moore
    18 Oct 2013


    I am so sorry for your loss. There are never words during these times that seem to suffice, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything.

    sandy eads
    18 Oct 2013

    jenn so sorry for your loss. we are praying for you.

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