Florin Balasa
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 19, 1956
  • Date of passing: Apr 3, 2017
Let the memory of Florin be with us forever

Cei care doresc sa ii aduca un ultim omagiu o pot face joi 13 aprilie, incepand cu ora 8:00 la capela Sfanta Vineri, din strada str. Grivitei 202, unde va fi depus trupul neinsufletit.  Tot acolo va avea loc si slujba de inmormantare in data de joi, 13 aprilie, orele 13.00, urmata de inhumare la cimitirul Bucurestii Noi str Laminorului 158.

Florin este la capela Sfanta Vineri de la ora 6:00, 13.04.2011.

Dumnezeu sa-l odihneasca in pace!

Cei care doresc sa participe la parastasul de 40 de zile  de la Biserica Mavrogheni, Strada Monetăriei 4, București 011216, sunt asteptati la ora 9:30, 13.05.2017

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Florin Balasa, 60, born on July 19, 1956 and passed away on April 3, 2017. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sherif El-Kassas on 4th April 2018

"Hard to imagine that a year has passed.. Rest in peace dear friend.. --Sherif"

This tribute was added by Dan-Radu Zatreanu on 3rd April 2018

"A si trecut un an de cand am primit cumplita veste: "Florin a murit!". Eram in masina si nu am inteles despre cine e vorba. L-am intrebat pe prietenul nostru comun si mi-a spus: "FLORIN BALASA". Dragul si bunul meu prieten si frate, care nu a facut rau nimanui in toata viata lui, a plecat dintre noi la 60 de ani. Pasii mei se indreapta de nenumarate ori inspre el, acolo unde se odihneste alaturi de mama lui; amintirile dar si lacrimile imi vin instantaneu si il strig cu dor in sufletul meu. Unde esti dragul meu Florin?"

This tribute was added by Rasha Essam on 3rd April 2018

"May you always Rest In Peace and be Happy in your new World
I saw you a couple of times but your pure heart was reflected on your very kind face
God bless your family and all your beloved ones"

This tribute was added by Magda Aboulela on 20th July 2017

"It is a real loss to miss Dr. Bahasa.  I worked with him in the administration of CSE department AUC.   Dr. Bahasa was an exemplary in his dedication to his students  and the university.   He exerted all the efforts to incente students to research.   May his soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Fadi A. Dawoud on 22nd June 2017

"Dr Florin,

You gave me my first academic taste of computer science. And what an introductory course it has been!

You will always be remembered whenever I touch a keyboard and write a line of code. Our last meeting was very brief, but I remember your smile very, very well.

Rest in Peace, professor."

This tribute was added by Sinout Shenouda on 16th May 2017

"Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about  the tragic loss of Dear Dr. Florin Balasa.  With sincere sympathy. Rest in Peace.
Sinout D. Shenouda"

This tribute was added by Vasile Mosneaga on 24th April 2017

"Ne este greu sa gasim cuvintele potrivite acum cand am aflat ca Florin, fiinta atat de draga pentru familia noastra, a plecat in vesnicie. Dumnezeu sa-l aiba in paza sa! Speram din adancul sufletului ca in aceste clipe grele, cuvintele si prezenta rudelor si prietenilor sa va aduca putina alinare. Suntem alaturi de voi... Sincere condoleante!"

This tribute was added by osama bayyoumi on 22nd April 2017

"this man loved and excelled at what he did. he would go way further than he needed to help you and taught you as much as you could handle. I am sure that he planted and nurtured his will for achievement in many , many  graduates, who will surely follow in his footsteps."

This tribute was added by Catarina Belo on 22nd April 2017

"Florin was a great colleague and friend and it was always a pleasure to see him on campus and on faculty trips. He will be sorely missed."

This tribute was added by Liliana Radulescu- Deisel on 20th April 2017

"Cu lacrimi și profounda durere in suflet, refuzând parca realitatea, incerc acum cu greu sa imi iau ramas bun de la tine, dragul meu Florin!

Cum vestile rele te gasesc oriunde te-ai afla, admiram acum cateva zile explozia primaverii cu flori și gradini, și ma intrebam cum se poate ca natura aceasta, care creaza viata cu atiâta forta și virulenta, sa fie in acelasi timp atât de necrutatoare și paradoxala sa te ia dintre noi atit de fulgerator și tocmai de Florii, cand urma sa iti uram La Multi Ani.

Mi se deruleaza in minte, invalmasindu-se, tot felul de amintiri din vremea studentiei, și mult mai recent de la Montréal și ochii mi se umplu de lacrimi. Calitati și cunostinte posedai din belsug și cu prisosinta, de obicei greu de intruchipat intr-o singura persoana, ce sper ca vor retrai prin generatiile de studenti de care cu atita grija te-ai ocupat. Nici nu stiu care ar trebui sa o mentionez mai intai?: nobil, integru, gentil, manierat, extrem de intelligent și multidisciplinar, discret, foarte modest,  lista ar fi lunga....DAR mai presus de toate aceste calitati și realizari ale tale, TU erai AL NOSTRU! Iar noi te iubeam. Și acum te- am pierdut....

Voi pastra in suflet cu pretiozitate amintirea prieteniei noastre, a conversatiilor noastre spumoase in care puneam tara la cale și in care ma faceai tot timpul sa rad ...

Ne vei lipsi Florin!


This tribute was added by Noha Abuaesh on 19th April 2017

"My heart goes out for Prof. Florin's family and loved ones. May they find solace and peace.

Late Prof. Florin Balasa was my instructor and masters thesis supervisor. I was was his teaching assistant for the year 2013 and am his grateful student for the rest of my life.

It is so heavy on my heart to have to write this tribute when I was hoping to visit him in his office at the AUC. The only consolation is that he left with every sadness a happy memory that I'll never forget, with every emptiness a rich experience that forever changed me, with every silence a conversation that opened my mind.

I will always remember him as a sincere mentor, a devoted scholar and a caring teacher. If I could tell him one final word it would be: Thank you."

This tribute was added by Walaa Farouk on 19th April 2017

"My deepest sympathies go out to Dr. Florin's family. Prayers and good memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May God give him the comfort and peace and his soul rest in peace. Kindly accept my sincere condolences in one of the most kindest heart and highly professional doctors I ever met !

Walaa Farouk"

This tribute was added by Carmen Cotofana on 18th April 2017

"Prea repede ai plecat, iti vom simti lipsa.
Drum bun Florin, muzica stelelor sa te insoteasca!"

This tribute was added by Magda Ahmed on 18th April 2017

"It was an honour to work with Dr. Balasa, a noble person.  May God bless his soul and help his beloved pass this hard time of loss and grief.. Amen"

This tribute was added by Caroline Mikhail on 18th April 2017

"Its been such an honor knowing someone as gentle and sincere and Dr. Balasa. His memory will  be cherished in my heart forever....He will certainly be missed."

This tribute was added by sara elbarkouky on 17th April 2017

"His memory will always be in my heart. He is a professor i surely cant ever forget"

This tribute was added by Jackie Swanson on 14th April 2017

"We lived in the same building as Florin. We ate dinner together on weekends and my husband travelled with him. We are back in the US and planned on seeing him in Chicago this summer.  We are heartbroken that our friend died so young. I will remember his sweet smile and great laugh. Thank you for the memories Dear Florin. I'll miss you."

This tribute was added by Silvia Gozner on 14th April 2017

"Nu pot sa cred ca un om atit de inteligent si cultivat a fost smuls asa de brusc din viata pentru care mai avea atitea planuri...
Nu pot sa cred ca nu vom mai vorbi ore intregi despre calatorii, politica si lumea in care ne aflam...
Nu pot sa cred.

Odihneste-te in pace, prieten drag, iti vom simti lipsa!"

This tribute was added by Helen Rizzo on 14th April 2017

"It was always lovely to see Florin at student plays and faculty trips.  We will miss having him as part of our community at AUC.  May he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Steve Urgola on 13th April 2017

"When I think of Florin, the words that come to mind are "gentle soul."     I would typically see him on faculty trips, and seeing his smile would always fill me with warmth. I will miss him, as will so many others at AUC."

This tribute was added by Amr El-Kadi on 13th April 2017

"Florin was a down to earth guy.  Very transparent, dedicated to his work and students.  Very solid in his specialization and a great human.  I was lucky to have known him and may he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Chada Benmahcene on 12th April 2017

"May you rest in peace doctor! Despite our limited interaction, you have been always there for help once needed. May your legacy never fade away!"

This tribute was added by Michael Artaki on 12th April 2017

"Cu mari regrete ca nu ne-am vazut mai des toti anii astia. Il vom tine minte ca un om dintr-o bucata, un intelect si un suflet remarcabil."

This tribute was added by Doru Nasui on 12th April 2017

"Draga Florine,
Am fost profund socat de primire vestea trecerii tale dincolo...te asteptam, ca de obicei, in fiecare vara la Chicago, sa discutam istorie si geopolitica la un "spritz de vara" cum spuneai tu, sa mai iesim un pic la pescuit in Wisconsin si sa povestim vrute si nevrute... Destinul tau a hotarat insa altceva, din pacate...

Inexorabilul s-a produs...ai trait insa o viata remarcabila, bogata in evenimente si realizari stiintifice, ai lucrat si calatorit in toata lumea, ai avut prieteni in toata lumea, ai avut un impact profund asupra multor oameni, i-ai ajutat pe toti cat ai putut!

Noua ne ramane acum alinarea ca in credinta crestina, sufletul omului nu moare, trece doar dincolo, caci si informatia se conserva ca si energia!

O sa imi lipsesti foarte mult!

This tribute was added by Catalin Parvu on 12th April 2017

"Este efectiv cumplit sa afli ca cineva de care ai fost foarte apropiat si alaturi de care am trecut in anul acesta dispare pur si simplu!

Ii vom pastra vie amintirea din facultate de student eminent si excelent coleg, pana la cea de profesor universitar cu o activitate cu totul remarcabila!

Florin, sa ramai tot zambitor asa erai de obicei!

Cu o mare lacrima, Catalin"

This tribute was added by Ionut Scumpu on 12th April 2017

"Vestea stingerii lui Florin a venit ca un traznet si a fost cutremuratoare.
Am pierdut un prieten foarte apropiat si drag, un adevarat intelectual, profund, cu o vasta cultura.
Ne leaga multe momente din timpul studentiei, dupa absolvire si chiar mai tirziu cind drumurile noastre s-au incrucisat din nou la LA si Chicago. Dedicat profesiei si inovatiei stiintifice a nazuit spre modelarea ireprosabila a studentilor si creatie de valoare. Si-a urmat neabatut si cu dedicare idelurile, dobindind recunoasterea meritata.
Intilnire si conversatiile noatre erau mereu o delectare, dezvaluind eruditul care a fost.
Florine, ai plecat subit dintre noi si ne-ai lasat un gol in suflet. Ori de cite ori voi deschide skype-ul te voi cauta cu gindul, rememorind convorbiri de neuitat.

Lidia & Ionut"

This tribute was added by Razvan Moldovan on 12th April 2017

"Este nespus de trist sa vedem cum un coleg, un prienten si
un om deosebit de bun pleaca dintre noi.

Ne cunoastem de 41 de ani, din primul an de facultate cand
am fost colegi de grupa si dupa facultate colegi la Fabrica de
Calculatoare Bucuresti in urmatorii 9 ani.

Florin, iti multumim din inima pentru clipele frumoase pe care le-am
petrecut impreuna si pentru prietenia pe care ne-ai aratat-o.

Nu te vom uita niciodata,
Razvan Moldovan si Carmen Moldovan (Birleanu)"

This tribute was added by Sanda Olaru on 12th April 2017

"Ne-am reintilnit de Anul Nou dupa atitia ani in care nu ne-am mai vazut ! Ce surpriza placuta ! Tot ce mai putem face, Adrian si cu mine, este sa iti pastram amintirea."

This tribute was added by Omar Hassan on 12th April 2017

"Dr. Florin taught me computer science in my first semester at AUC. Although he seems to be serious but I always felt that he is very kind and respectful. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I will always miss him."

This tribute was added by Mircea Petrescu on 12th April 2017

"Vestea plecării dintre noi a lui Florin s-a prăbușit asupra mea neîndurătoare, a rupt firul unei îndelungate legături cu un frate mai tânăr, prieten apropiat și coleg. Povestea acestei legături este lungă, cuprinde atât de numeroase âmprejurări, că nu poate fi spusă aici...Aici, unde numai regretul despărțirii de Florin și înțelegerea faptului că doar imaginea sa rămâne cu noi, mă copleșesc...Nu te voi uita Florin, tu rămâi pentru totdeauna în memoria mea. Și nu numai în memoria mea, ci în a tuturor celor care te-au cunoscut. Adaug doar cuvintele spuse de Hugo DeMan, atunci când i-am împărtășit și lui veste tristă: ”Very sad and totally unexpected news indeed. I have passed your message also to Francky Catthoor, one of my previous coworkers at imec with whom Florin had cooperated. They have become  good friends and Francky told me that Florin was making plans to spend a sabbatical in Leuven. So we are wondering what happened to him, do you know?”
Ce puteam să îi mai spun lui Hugo? Nici ei, la Louvain. nu te vor uita. Tu ai lăsat peste tot urme de neșters....Adio, dragă Florin..."

This tribute was added by Farah Hany on 12th April 2017

"Dr. Florin was the first one to teach me what Computer Science is on my first semester at AUC almost six years ago. He always motivated me to become a better student. He was very generous with his knowledge and always kind and encouraging. I am forever grateful to him for everything he's taught me and all of his other students. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Lamyaa El-Gabry on 12th April 2017

"Florin was a wonderful colleague. He was a terrific educator, scholar, and a strong, honest and kind soul. I will miss our talks in the Faculty Lounge. My deepest condolences to Florin's family and friends. May he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Merihan Elhefnawi on 12th April 2017

"My deepest condolences to Dr. Balasa's family and friends. Dr. Balasa always had a very unique way of inspiring students to prove themselves and to do better. May his soul rest in peace and may his memory and the knowledge he passed on to his students last forever."

This tribute was added by Shahira El Sawy on 12th April 2017

"I am so sorry.  This is very very sad news.
Florin was greatly respected by all of us at AUC.  We shall miss him.

With sincerest sympathy,
Shahira El Sawy"

This tribute was added by Yasser AlHelaly on 12th April 2017

"It is a great loss to the AUC community, we will always remember the great scholar Dr. Florin. May God give him eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the great pain."

This tribute was added by Rasha Essam on 12th April 2017

"I knew professor Florin when he first came to AUC and I was a student then. I have never taken any course with him but I always remember his serene and calm face that reflect his beautiful inner soul ... I have never talked to him but I always smiled whenever I saw him .. May God give peace to all his beloved family and friends... Rest in peace beautiful soul you ate already in a great place and people loved you. .. the ones who knew you and the ones who didn't get the opportunity to know you closely ..."

This tribute was added by Mohamed Shams on 11th April 2017

"I cannot express how deeply saddened I am by Dr. Florin's passing. I thought I had all the time in the world to thank him for all the what he provided me as a his student, and I regret I did not get to it.

Dr. Florin,

I remember our long chats at your office and your wise guidance during all the years of my studies. I remember how much I learned in your classes and how well you could pass on the love of science to me. I remember you believing in me at a time I was full of doubts. I remember your kindness and humility and helpfulness.

I also remember you saying to me "promise me you will do well" right after the end of the first class of one of your courses, and I remember myself saying "I promise." I would like to amend that promise. I promise you I will do well in my whole life, and I promise you I will pass on what you taught me to others so that you will be forever alive.

May your soul rest in peace.


This tribute was added by Hesham Eraqi on 11th April 2017

"It is with great sadness that I received the news of the passing away of my professor, Dr. Florin Balasa :'(

This is a great loss to AUC and all of us. He is one of the most knowledgeable, professional, and organized professors ever. I've learned from him a lot of great things, not only in Computer Science but also in my life and personal level. I was so lucky to be his student. I will never forget his kind smile and continuous encouragement to me. Just seeing him and speaking with him was making me happy.
On the academic level, he was excellent, sincere, and so dedicated. An exceptional professor who's greatly inspired me.

I hereby extend my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the whole of AUC community.

Rest in peace, my great professor, Dr. Florin Balasa."

This tribute was added by Daniela Croitoru on 11th April 2017

"Florin cum så ne despårtim acum in prag de primåvarå?
Råmii alåturi de noi prieten drag!Asteptam anul sabatic in Scandinavia. Din påcate nu mai avem ocazia så ne intilnim acolo..am så te insotesc cu gindul in cålåtoria ta  si am så incerc så fiu alåturi de tatål tåu in marea durere prin care trece.Odihneste-te in pace om bun si drag nouå !"

This tribute was added by Maher Younan on 11th April 2017

"I am shocked and saddened by this news. Our condolence is that Florin is still alive with GOD ALMIGHTY.
May GOD'S BLESSINGS be with his family to comfort them.
Maher Younan"

This tribute was added by Ahmed El-Agha on 11th April 2017

"Just last Wednesday, my colleagues and I headed to our Theory of Computing class. To our surprise, Dr. Florin had not yet arrived. He was always so precise and so punctual, this was not normal. We left the classroom after waiting for a few minutes, but we knew that something was up.

Dr. Florin always pushed us to do our best, he really cared that we learn and grow, not just pass exams and get grades. He'd always greet me with a smile and a nod when we passed by each other in the corridors. He was a kind-hearted man, and will truly be missed."

This tribute was added by Sherif El-Kassas on 11th April 2017

"Tribute to a dear friend, true gentleman, and
exceptional scholar.. Florin will be dearly missed by his students and all of us at Computer Science at AUC.. May he rest in peace.. --Sherif"

This tribute was added by Mai Khater on 11th April 2017

"Whenever you cross my mind, I remember that time when I came to your office for advising and knocked on your door but no one answered. For some reason I decided to sneak a look from the door's curtain strips and then you came over when I was bent trying to see if you're inside.
You said: "Hey, you should not do that! what if I am having an important call and cannot answer the door..why would you do that?!" I wanted to hide myself under the floor tiles at that moment.
When we went inside for advising, you looked at my sheet...smiled and cracked a joke about my grades and it was all fine again...
I will always remember your encouraging smiles during thesis presentations and your nice comments after each one of them. I will remember running to you in the department on Fridays and your conservative, smiling nodes.
Your soul might have left us, but every bit of knowledge you passed to your students will keep you alive in your students' brains...you made this world a better place with your work and your teaching."

This tribute was added by menna afifi on 11th April 2017

"I took a CS course with Dr. Florin (I always hated cs), but he made it seem so easy and understandable. May your soul rest in peace, you'll always be remembered."

This tribute was added by MAKI HABIB on 11th April 2017

"It is very sad to hear the news with a surprise. He was a nice colleague at AUC. We will miss you Dr. Balasa. May you rest in peace with God blessing. My condolences to you family."

This tribute was added by Mohamed Gaber on 11th April 2017

"I've had very limited interaction with Dr. Balasa, but even that was enough to sense a level of perfectionism very few attain. My he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Matthew Crippen on 11th April 2017

"Florin was a colleague at AUC, and lived in the apartment above me.  He was very kind and affable, and I am shocked and saddened by his passing.  We'd talked about getting together for a meal or drink in the last month or so, and I regret we never got to it

Florin is missed, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."

This tribute was added by Yousra Alkabani on 11th April 2017

"Dear Dr. Florin,
I still remember when you came to my office last month excited about the acceptance of your first paper on education. You promised me lots of pictures from your hike in the beautiful city where the conference will be held. I feel bad we never got to write a research paper together (as we were planning to do this summer). I will miss your wise advice about work. I will miss our chats about ancient history and discussions of all those places in the world that need to be visited. I hope you are now able to visit many more beautiful and many more exciting places. You are missed greatly.
(CSE department, AUC)"

This tribute was added by Zeinab Amin on 11th April 2017

"I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Florin. This is really sad and a great loss indeed to all of us at AUC. I present my sincere condolences to his family, his friends and his colleagues at the Computer Science and Engineering Department. May God rest his soul in peace and grant his family, friends and colleagues the strength they need at this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,
Zeinab Amin"

This tribute was added by Mohammad Oreaba on 11th April 2017

"You will be missed Dr. :("

This tribute was added by Ahmed Rafea on 11th April 2017

"Dear Florin I have known you as a colleague at the American University in Cairo for several years and we will all miss you. We all have great respect to you, you were very decent, great scientist and teacher, very serious and have great honor. May God bless your soul and help your family in passing this difficult period.
Ahmed Rafea"

This tribute was added by Irina Dragan on 11th April 2017

"Imi vor lipsi povestile tale adunate din toata lumea, discutiile despre politica americana, dar si cea romaneasca mult mai hazlie, cinele strecurate cu greu in programul meu aglomerat si intalnirile prea putine din timpul sederilor tale niciodata suficient de lungi....

M-ai chemat de atatea ori si in Chicago, si in Cairo...nu am gasit niciodata momentul potrivit..........si iata ca timpul nu a mai avut rabdare cu noi :(

O permanenta calatorie ti-a fost viata intreaga. Prin ochii tai am vazut si eu o bucata mai mare de lume. Si iata ca tot cu ocazia unei calatorii, ai decis sa-ti iei zborul.

Drum lin, suflet frumos si drag....sa ne veghezi de acolo.

Irina ta"

This tribute was added by Julietta Mihai on 11th April 2017

""To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." Thomas Campbell

"Do you know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?" Terry Pratchett

"One lives in the hope of becoming a memory" Antonio Porchia

"I have to live if I want to be remembered" Suzanne Young

"Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten." Johnathan Jena

"Friends come into our lives and friends leave our lives. But friends never leave our hearts. And best friends always get to stay in the best places in our hearts." John M. Simmons

"When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love that night
And pay no worship to the garish sun." William Shakespeare

"I do not fear the death. I had been dead  for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it."  Mark Twain

"Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn." Mahatma Gandhi

Florin, on April 3rd, your were reborn in another world, where you regained your youth and much more...For what you were in the old world you will never be forgotten, at least because you touched the hearts and minds of so many students and people.
Julietta (Constantin) Mihai"

This tribute was added by Rita Dragan on 11th April 2017

"Nu pot sa exprim in cuvinte durerea pe care ne-o lasi in suflet noua celor din familia ta.
Iti promit ca voi avea grija de tatal tau care mi-a spus: "-Am pierdut tot, mi-am pierdut sufletul!"
...nu stiu insa daca am sa reusesc?
Nu te vom uita niciodata si speram ca Dumnezeu sa te odihneasca !


This tribute was added by Cristian Mierlea on 11th April 2017

"Mi-ar fi placut sa-ti urez "La Multi Ani!" de Florii... Tot ce mai pot face e sa-ti pastrez amintirea. Imi va fi dor de tine, Florin!"

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