Balakrishna Rao, 73 years old, of Stow, died Wednesday May 10th, 2017. Bal was born on July 23, 1944 in Yellur, India. He will be very much missed by his wife (Sudaxina), daughter (Anita), son-in-law (Elijah), grandson (Owen), son (Vinod), daughter-in-law (Shilpa), as well all of his extended family in the United States as well as in India.

Bal moved to the United States where his ambitions led him to achieve his PhD at The Ohio State University. He enjoyed working for the length of his career at Davey Tree Company, from where he retired in 2014 as the Manager of Research and Development.

He often enjoyed gardening, watching Judge Judy, and video chatting with his children and extended family. He enjoyed keeping up-to-date with what was happening in his family members' lives and visiting everyone as much as possible.

A gathering will be held in his home in Stow, Ohio on May 21st from 3-6 PM for friends and family to come together to remember Bal and cherish his memory.

(SS 5-14-17)