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Alfonso R. "Chito" I Balboa, II

Alfonso R. "Chito" I Balboa, II
  • June 22, 1995 - September 10, 2016
  • Galesburg, Michigan
  • GoFundMePage by Heidi Hoekstra

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“i remember when me alfonso celeste aunt tab igo and leo went to sky zone ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: areanna snow - portage, MI

Alfonso Balboa “i love and miss him he was a really good cousin he was like a big brother to me i really hoped that he would not pass away ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: areanna snow - portage, MI

“Chito was always there for me he help me through a lot and i thank him for it. my heart shatter in to millions as an aunt. Chito was always there for...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Sierra Best - portage, MI

“Alfonso and I met in Green Meadow Elementary in the first grade. We got separated through Middle School and then once again ended up in high school...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Mikelle Louden - Portage, MI

“To all of Alfonso families May God be with you all in your time of need and after. The loss of a child no matter what age is very sad but we cannot...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Chaplain Sharon Sebright - MI

“To all of Alfonso's families May God be with you all in your time of need. The loss of a child no matter what age is very sad but we cannot question...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Chaplain Sharon Sebright - MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this painful time....May God wrap you in his arms and help you through....R.I.P. sweet angel ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Rae-Anne Booth - Kalamazoo, MI

“So sorry for your loss Tabitha. Keep your memories close and he will always be with you in your heart. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Grace Ashley - Kalamazoo, MI

“We pray your memories help you all through this heartache <3 ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Kirsten & Family - Battle Creek, MI

“Prayers are with you during this difficult time!Sympathy from all the gardner family.Kitty Gardner ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Kitty Gardner - Portage, MI

“Poncho and family,Ed and I are stunned and devastated for your loss. Chito's faith in God and passion for life shined through every day and made our...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Alesia & Ed - Kalamazoo, MI

“Much love to and prayers for the family. My condolences dear ones. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Jen Gordon - MI

“I am very sorry for your loss. My family and I give our sincere condolences. May you all look to the God of comfort during this difficult time. ...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Psalms 145:14

“For Poncho, Amanda and loved ones; My heart aches for you and with you in this darkest of hours. I heard about the accident but through this obit...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Jeff Moran

“Maureen and Lenny and all who loved him , i am so sorry . May God hold you close during this time and give you a peace and comfort only he can give. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Anna Jannetti - Poland, OH

“My heart goes out to my best friend Tabitha and her family and to Ponchos and his family , I'm so sorry and I feel your pain.. I love you guys Fly...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Stacy Edwards - Kalamazoo, MI

“My condolescences to your family and friends. May you rest in peace. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Deb KelJenkins - Kalamazoo, MI

“To know you are gone is saddening..to have known you as a child and watch you become a man who grew with such light ..that is what I will miss..to...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Terry Burnett - Kalamazoo, MI

“Rosalind Adams ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Tabitha and family I'm very sorry for your loss I have 4 children one of the is his age I can't even being to know what your going through my...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Rebecca Edwards - Portage, MI


21 of 23 | Posted by: Alfonso (Chito) Balboa - MI

“Poncho and Amanda, no one should have to endure the pain you and your family is feeling. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“To Alfonso Sr and family, No bond is as great as that between a parent and a child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve the loss of...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Jonathan


Alfonso R. "Chito" Balboa, II of Galesburg, MI

Chito, age 21, died unexpectedly as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Indiana on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Chito was born in Kalamazoo, MI on June 22, 1995. He was a construction worker for Christian Construction of Kalamazoo, MI and a member of Radiant Church in Richland, MI. He loved skateboarding, basketball, the outdoors, going to the movies, drawing and hanging out with his siblings. Chito is survived by his dad and mom, Poncho and Amanda Balboa of Galesburg; his paternal grandparents, Raul and Maria Balboa of Pharr, TX; his maternal grandparents, Leonard and Maureen Best of Portage; his brothers, Josiah, Isaac, Elijah, and Noah and his sisters, Niya, Taylor, and Mariah. He is also survived by his mom and step-dad, Tabitha and Ariel Cabezas of Portage, MI; his sisters, Celeste, Ariel and Whitley and brothers, Leo and Rodrigo. He is also survived by his brother, Bryan.

The Funeral Service to celebrate Chito's life will be held on Friday, September 16th at Noon at Radiant Church, 8157 East DE Avenue, Richland, MI 49083, with Pastor Jon Zondervan, officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland, MI. Immediately following the interment, family and friends will continue Chito's life celebration with a time of fellowship and luncheon at Radiant Church's Youth Room. Chito's family will greet friends on Thursday, September 15th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Radiant Church and on Friday, September 16th from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Radiant Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Chito's honor may be directed to GoFundMe Page, Chito Balboa Memorial Expense Fund by Heidi Hoekstra. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Chito's family with his arrangements.