Herbert William Baliko, age 59 of Howell, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit following a lengthy illness. Born September 18, 1952 in Dearborn, he was the son of George J. and Sarah E. (Hegwood) Baliko. Beloved husband of Thelma L. (Farrell) Baliko whom he married in Las Vegas, NV on August 25, 2005. Loving father of Scott W. (Adrienne S.) Baliko of Littleton, CO and Wesley B (Angela) Larsen of Shelby Township. Also survived by his step-children, Paul A. Ricci of Orlando, FL and Sarah E. Ricci of Milford; four grandchildren; parents, George and Sarah Baliko of West Bloomfield and brother, George D. (Susan V.) Baliko of Fenton. Herb was a 1970 graduate of Wylie E. Groves High School in Birmingham, a graduate of Lawrence Tech. and had been employed as a proposal engineer for the Comau Pico Company. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association and St. John Catholic Church, 2099 Hacker Rd. (at M-59), Howell where Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangement by MacDonald’s Funeral Home – Howell (517-546-2800).