RENO, NEVADA - On the 16th of June 1972, the world was presented the life of a person who would positively impact the lives of countless other people for the following 45 years. Roel "Roy" Balboa was the third child born to Elma and Abel Jr. Balboa, followed by Villanella and Marco Balboa. He was a member of the graduating class of 1990 from Alice High School. Roy wedded Noelia Cavazos Balboa on March 19, 1994.

Together they raised their two children Marco and Albert Anthony Balboa. 

From the age of 18, Roy contributed in the development in pharmaceuticals through various companies such as Covance, Charles River's Laboratories, and SNBL. 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Elma Balboa; his paternal grandmother, Guadalupe Balboa; maternal grandparents, Primitivo and Estefan Ramon.

He is survived by his wife, Noelia Balboa; two sons, Albert (Llanely) Balboa and Marco Balboa; two grandsons, Elijah and Romeo Roel Balboa all of Reno, NV; his father, Abel (Maggie) Balboa Jr. of Alice Tx; one brother, Marco (Esther) A. Balboa of Ricardo, Tx; two sisters, Anela Balboa of Alice Tx and Kristha Balboa of Austin, Tx.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Stonegate Baptist Church with a prayer service to begin at 7 pm. Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Stonegate Baptist Church at 10 am. Burial will follow at the Roselawn Cemetery.

Please join us as we celebrate the life and passing of a humble man who shined such a bright light on a dimly lit world. 

Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to ROSAS FUNERAL HOME