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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Shelly Balloon
September 25, 1944 - June 5, 2021
Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
Service Date: Wednesday June 9th, 2021
Service Time: 12:00 pm
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068
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Born Rochelle Ann, she was raised in the Bronx, NY by Harry and Betty Gimpelson along with her late brother Ronald. They moved to Cailfornia in 1962. She was the first person to ever deliver balloons and began being a party planner before it was an industry of its own. She was a true innovator that changed her name to Shelly Balloon the original “ the Balloon Lady”. She made parties and events beautiful and fun… spreading happiness and joy everywhere she went. She did the LA Food and wine Festival for 24 years, The Spago Oscar parties, balloon releases for the 1984 Summer Olympics, Motley Crue World Tour, Lionel Richie’s personal events, and more weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and celebrations of life to count.
She was loved by all that knew her and she had no filter for her words…she always said exactly what was on her mind which was refreshing in this day and age.
Of all her accomplishments nothing made her prouder than her family and friends. She never showed up to anybody’s house empty handed – gifts or food she was always thinking about others. She began supported the LGBT community in the 1980’s because one of her dearest friends got AIDS. She supported her local Temples and was in Gamblers Anonymous for well over 40 years always going to support others as much as working the program for herself. Shelly was incredible and never turned her back on anybody in need.
She was not just the party planner she was the life of every party she ever made or attended. She was an unconditional giver and a person that lit up ever room she ever walked in to.
Finally, she had an expression that she used millions of times that is perfect ending to her life…
”Up, Up and Away”.
She was the best Mother anybody could ever hope for!
Shelly Balloon is survived by her children Susan, Stephen and Seth; grandchildren Jackie, Andreas, Rachel, Peyton, Shane, Savannah, Sienna and Nephew Stuart