In memory of Claud Ballester

Thank you for remembering Claud Ballester who, at the age of 60, lost his battle with prostate cancer on November 27, 2011. He was diagnosed in August 2007, and fought hard through surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, Provenge, and clinical trials. He knew everything there was to know about the disease, always researching the latest treatments and always believing there were more options. He kept strong the entire 4 years that he fought the disease, never once giving up hope. He held strong up until the day he died and never let the disease inhibit him from doing anything – he even wanted to drive himself to the hospital 2 days before the spreading cancer caused his liver, kidneys, and brain to shut down.

Claud was a mechanical engineer by education and civil engineer in practice; he owned his own engineering business that he built from the ground up. Claud was an amazing husband, father, son, uncle, son-in-law, friend, and businessman. He spent his life dedicated to his family- Linda his wife of 35 years, his children Carrie and Christopher, as well as his extended family, and his friends. He had a passion for fixing cars, and loved to spend time in Florida and at Disney World with his family. The way he lived his life is so inspiring, and he is greatly missed by many.

Thank you for considering to honor Claud’s passion for life by making a donation in his name to further research towards a cure for prostate cancer.

The family will be notified of your gift as well as any notes you include. Please allow an additional 5 – 7 business days for mail delivery, per the US Postal Service. If you prefer, donations may also be mailed to:

Prostate Cancer Foundation
1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Terms to know from this article:


A chemical made by glands in the body. Hormones circulate in the bloodstream and control the actions of certain cells or organs. Some hormones can also be made in a laboratory.