Obituary of Adam Charles Balandran
Adam Charles Balandran began his heavenly journey on October 18, 2022, at the age of 38. He passed away peacefully in his sleep after several years of failing health due to complications from kidney and heart disease.
Adam was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and was a graduate of William B. Travis HS. Upon graduation, Adam began serving the State of Texas, specifically, the Texas House of Representatives, where he proudly served for four years and two legislative sessions. Adam's greatest honor was serving the many lawmakers, staffers, and celebrity guests that visited the Capitol for which he received numerous gifts and letters of appreciation. Adam was very quick-witted and had an amazing sense of humor. He had a kind and generous heart and could strike up a conversation with anyone, anytime, about any subject. Adam had a way of making people feel seen and heard, including the clients and staff at the dialysis center, and his many friends and family members. Adam was a whiz with numbers and statistics. He played a mean game of poker, excelled at dominoes, and would take a bet on just about anything - and win! Adam was an avid sports fan and followed the Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys religiously. He was equally passionate about politics and world affairs as he was about Tejano music, flea markets, comedians, and lowriders. In his short time, Adam loved, and felt the love, of a great many people, all of whom will miss him dearly.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ting-Chi Lu, Dr. Vinh Nguyen, and Dr. Nathan Boyer for their expert care and for extending Adam's time with his family. Deepest appreciation also goes out to the staff at El Milagro Dialysis Center for their unwavering care, concern, and commitment to Adam. He spoke often of his gratitude for the nurses and technicians that helped provide him with a better quality of life with each treatment.
Adam is survived by his mother and caregiver, Germaine Balandran, grandfather and caregiver, Saturnino G. Balandran, sister, Belia Ashley Hinojosa and daughter, Rye'ya Jalyn Hinojosa, aunts, Jessica Rose Balandran, Rosa Maria Pena and daughter, Aria Makenzy Pena Balandran, paternal grandmother, Ascension Longoria, and numerous cousins and extended family members.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Nancy Gonzales Balandran, aunt, Belia G. "Libby" Balandran, great-grandparents, Julia and Cleto Balandran, and his best friend, Lucky.
In honor of Adam, the family requests that you prayerfully consider becoming an organ donor. More information can be found at www.donatelifetexas.org.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-9:00 p.m. with Recitation of Holy Rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. and a reception following Rosary on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Mission Funeral Home - South Side, 6204 S. First St., Austin, Texas.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022 at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, 126 W. Oltorf St., Austin, Texas. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Assumption Cemetery, 3650 S. IH 35 Frontage Rd., Austin, Texas.
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