In Memoriam: Alumnus James Balamaci (’76)

1 February 2018 • In Memoriam

Alumnus James Balamaci (photo: Anchorage Daily News)Alumnus James Balamaci (photo: Anchorage Daily News)With faith in Christ and in the hope of resurrection, we share the news of the repose of our alumnus, James (Jim) Balamaci, who graduated from the Collegiate Division (also known as the “pre-theology” program) of St. Vladimir’s Seminary in 1976. Mr. Balamaci was concurrently a student at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, when he attended St. Vladimir’s Seminary.

Mr. Balamaci, as President and CEO of Special Olympics Alaska, was an extraordinary leader who lived to inspire goodness in people and communities. He passed away during the morning of February 1, at the age of 63.

The Anchorage Daily News has published a full obituary containing details of Mr. Balamaci’s life. Details on memorial services will be announced as they are received. Arrangements are entrusted to Legacy Funeral Homes. To share words of comfort with the family please visit

Memory Eternal!